writing assignment

1259 Words Jun 19th, 2014 6 Pages
O.L. #3B
Question #1 is worth 5 points – all others are worth 1 point each. Either type your answers directly onto THIS sheet OR create a new file and number your answers 1, 2, 3, etc.
1.
The following "gem" comes from the business world and as you can see is filled with redundant, empty, wordy, AND unnecessary phrases. Re-write it so that the ideas are expressed in a much clearer and more stylistic way.
To: District Managers
From: Margaret Davenport, Vice President
Subject: Customer Files It has recently been brought to my attention that a percentage of our sales representatives have been failing to log reports of their client calls in our electronic customer file each and every
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YOUR RESPONSE HERE: In a thunderstorm, the campers found it safer to remain in their cars than setting up their tents when arriving at Lake Powell. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6. Rewrite the following sentence to correct faulty parallelism.
Hannah told her rock climbing partner that she bought a new harness and of her desire to climb Otter Cliffs.
YOUR RESPONSE HERE: Hannah desire to climb Otter Cliffs, bought a new harness and told her rock climbing partner.

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7. Combine the following sentences into ONE stylistic sentence. Use any of the methods discussed in Chapter 8.
The X-Men comic books and Japanese woodcuts of kabuki dancers were part of Marlena 's research project on popular culture. They covered the tabletop and the chairs.
YOUR RESPONSE HERE: Marlena 's research project on popular culture, covered the tabletop and the chairs of X-Men comic books and Japanese woodcuts of kabuki dancers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

8. Combine the following sentences into ONE stylistic sentence using ANY of the tools discussed in Chapters 1, 3, and/or 8.
The Market Inn is