We copied a letter and found that punctuation can change meaning significantly. We found that the spell checker can’t catch everything and we must proofread for ourselves. If you want a job done right you have to do it yourself.
We also worked on prefixes/suffixes and root words. The worksheet is homework for Monday. You also got instructions, course numbers and passwords for turnitin.com. You have a simple poem due Monday as a test of the system just to ensure your turnitin account is all set up.
Hopefully, the Dear John letter revealed to you that what you intend to communicate isn’t always as clear as you think. People see what they want to see. Paul Simon said that a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. In what I’ve seen of the world…it’s very true.
The beat goes on,
The Groovy Guru