Assignments for Chapter 8:
This Assignment Due: Within one week
1.) Here are some suggestions for the Writing Improvement Exercise, beginning on page 209. Do not turn in, but match your answers with these:
2.) After reading the chapter, complete the Grammar Mechanics Checkup on Commas, page 217. Do not turn in, but check your answers on page K-1. Continue to build your knowledge of comma usage with this exercise.
3.) Turn in this one-page letter assignment:
Page 214—Case 8.11—Persuasive Favor/Action Request: Vending Machines are Cash Cows to Schools
Follow the full-block letter format on page A-4.
Based on your understanding of persuasive writing in this chapter, compose a letter to the school board after researching some of the issues raised in the assignment. Send to me as an attachment in WORD with Case 8.11 in the subject line of your email message. Don’t forget to check your spelling and proofread your document for chances at a better grade.
Label in the upper right corner—always. The labeling information can be on one line.
Last name, First, Case 8.11, current date