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Discuss with your partner:

  • Why is Bruce writing this letter?
  • What does he hope to achieve?

How did Bruce change in his opinion after this event? What happened to touch Bruce?

Briefly compare the ‘first’ Bruce in comparison to the “second” Bruce.

What does he mean – “you have restored my faith”?

LO 2.4.1
LO 2.4.3

CHALLENGE!

  • Do you have something to say?
  • Do you have an opinion to air?
  • Write to your community newspaper and see your name in print!

For the educator: Use the above challenge as a piece of assessed writing, allowing learners to set up own criteria.

PROOFREADING

The sub-editor proofreads the copy being prepared for print. He checks errors and suggests changes.

Special attention is paid to the following:

  • spelling errors
not allowed
  • unnecessary facts / useless information
eliminated
  • correct word order
  • correct order of events / happenings
  • repetitions
eliminated
  • and the article must be written in the shortest possible way, without losing its meaning or missing the point.

Proofread the following article carefully. Rewrite the article, as you would like to see it in print.

A businesman who has just retired was yesterday arested for stealing R600 000 from his employee. Captain James Smith is the investigating officer in charge of the investigation. The man stole the money because of financial problems he was facing. His wife said that that he had been very nervus lately. Mr Jones was arrested while he was having a delicious breakfast at Marti’s in Pinelands. He was seen to be waving his hands above his head when arrested. A policeman in a car arrested him. A violent scuffle was taking place when he was arrested. Mr Jones did not want to be arrested. He was taken to prison in chains in a police van. Not much damage was done.

LO 4.4.7

Let us recap quickly how we go about writing -

Note to the educator : Prejudice has been covered (Mod. 1) and may be discussed again with learners, making them aware of bias and slanted writing in news articles and reports.

We have investigated headlines of news articles. You also learnt that the first paragraph of a report contains the facts about the event, while the rest of the article contains opinions and interviews.

Choose from the following headlines to write a news report. (You need not use the given headlines.)

Alleged shoplifter tarred and feathered.

Blaze damages historic building.

Family saved from sinking yacht.

Hero hound honoured for bravery.

Cash in transit heist fails.

Study this checklist – follow the formula in order to write a successful report.

LO 4.1.2 LO 4.4.1
CHECKLIST : MY NEWS ARTICLE
YES NO
  • has a headline
  • of 4 – 5 words
  • the first sentence summarises the event (when – what – where)
  • the 2nd paragraph tells the reader “how?” and “to whom”
  • the 3rd paragraph tells of the action taken/results/consequences
  • writing is to the point and easy to read
  • ideas are well organised

BE CRITICAL!

Find a news report suitable for the following:

  • read it critically and identify the writer’s point of view;
  • What is he trying to say?
  • is his writing slanted? Does he give both sides to the story or only his opinion? Bias? Prejudice?
  • How does he use words to bring his message across?

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 09, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11018/1.1
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