A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life.
A sailboat glistening on the horizon provides a mental escape to faraway places.
The rhythm of the ocean beating against the sand is sedating music to a troubled mind.
A slow, gentle breeze can relax your tensions.
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1. a. What sentence is the topic sentence of the paragraph?
b. What sentence is unrelated to the topic and can be eliminated?
2. List four things to look for when you’re proofreading.
3. Complete the following two steps:
a. Define the term cliche.
b. Use a cliche in a sentence that you create.
4. Name and explain two types of pre-writing.
5. Choose one of the prompts listed below.
Write a five-sentence paragraph using chronological order to explain the steps that you would take to complete the task you select.
Describe the steps you would take to:
a. prepare for a test.
b. prepare to host a party or an event.
c. get ready for work.
d. clean your room or your home.
e. build a snowman, sandcastle, or sculpture.
f. create a budget.
6. Choose one of the following topics.
Write an eight-sentence paragraph that fully develops the topic.
a. Following instructions is very important.
b. Job training programs (such as Job Corps) are valuable to both employers and potential employees.
c. Advances in technology are making people less social.
d. A high school diploma is important to my future.
e. College is not for everyone.
f. Drunk driving can be stopped.