You might have written sentences that are precise and clear, that target the audience, that contain predominantly active verbs, and that are concise, However, if those sentences do not connect, that writing will not succeed. This lesson teaches you an important strategy to have your sentences connect. If you are uncomfortable with grammatical terms such as prepositional phrase or dependent clause, you should review Appendix A before beginning this lesson. (29 Minutes)
Connecting Your Ideas: Strategy. This film discusses a strategy for connecting your ideas (which translates to sentences here) in engineering and science.
Connecting Your Ideas: Transitional Phrases. This film discusses important transitional phrases for connecting your ideas (sentences) in engineering and science.
Connecting Your Ideas: Basic Sentence Openers. This film discusses basic sentence openers for connecting your ideas (sentences) in scientific writing.
Connecting Your Ideas: Advanced Sentence Openers. This film discusses advanced sentence openers for connecting your ideas (sentences) in scientific writing.
Questions for Reflection
Instructor's Lesson Plan
Forthcoming will be a plan for instructors to incorporate this summary lesson into a class period of their course. Included with this plan will be discussion questions, student activities, and a comprehension quiz.
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