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Complete I:
a. List 5 topics you might consider writing about with a sentence or two about what your thesis statement might be for each topic. To generate topics, you may use journal writing, free writing, listing, or clustering to generate topics.

b. Take 2 of the topics from the list and write 2 paragraphs about what you already know about the topic and why you considered it as a research paper.

c. Using the SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review) method read the paper, "Water Woes in Walkerton,". Make a formal outline of the paper.

Please see the attached PDF document for the "Water Woes in Walkerton" article.

Complete II:
a. Past Tense - Re-write these sentences in the past tense to make them correct.

1. She had not spoken to the teacher yet.
2. Architects are studying how the college environment affects students.
3. Lots of natural daylight also helps when studying.
4. I didn't believe what she said.
5. The problems causes by gambling have gotten worse.
6. I use to like to go hiking.
7. She opens her door and sets down her groceries.
8. Every summer I take a trip to Nashville.
9. His drumming show receives a standing ovation at the State Fair.
10. It takes courage to admit it when you make a mistake.

b. Re-write the following paragraph and put in the proper pronouns.

Nora Johnson is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. ___ helped in the building of three houses. ___ job consisted of nailing trim work and painting window frames. ___ suggested that Valerie and Marla join ___ on one of the projects. ___ both decided it was a good idea, and volunteered too. ___ all believe that Habitat for Humanity is making a difference in ___ community. Nora encouraged a friend of ___ to join as well. Now ___ all volunteer. ___ are on big happy Habitat for Humanity family!

c. Journal Entry:
Start a Journal for your writing. For your first entry, summarize the process you used to come up with the 5 topics you might write about. Comment on which ones may be the best fit for you to write about and why.

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1.a. List 5 topics you might consider writing about with a sentence or two about what your thesis statement might be for each topic. To generate topics, you may use journal writing, free writing, listing, or clustering to generate topics.

- Women and Cats; Men and dogs: I have noticed that generally, men like dogs and women like cats, and I believe this is because of gender-related differences.
- Watteau and Delacroix: Two paintings of storms in two styles. Watteau and Delacriox might have both painted storms, but each painter's work is different because of the philosophies of thought popular at the time they lived and worked.
- Getting Organized: Time management skills and a workable method for prioritizing daily tasks go a long way in helping an individual to become organized in their daily life.
- Getting on a Budget: Becoming aware of when, how, and where you are spending your money is the first step in establishing a personal spending budget.
- Getting a second Wife: Some cultures allow for polygamy, or for a man to have more than one wife; there are advantages and disadvantages to this alternative lifestyle.

b. Take 2 of the topics from the list and write 2 paragraphs about what you already know about the topic and why you considered it as a research paper.

Watteau and Delacroix: Two paintings of storms in two styles. Watteau and Delacriox might have both painted storms, but each ...

Solution Summary

Practice in choosing a topic for a paper: brainstorming, describing, evaluating and developing (briefly), practice in using simple past tense, Summarizing an article using SQ3R method - with a sample outline, practice in using personal pronouns (examples) and journaling - or practice example of describing the process of choosing a paper's topic. Examples to compare.

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