Friday, September 21, 2012

More careful yeahhhh, ^_^

On Wednesday, my classmates and I corrected  the assignments one each others. On last Wednesday, we had done it. Oh yeah… I am amazed by Megha’s writing, even I was not a partner of hers who must corrected her assignment. But I read hers. She has pleasant sentence, the formation of his paragraph is awesome. She is very smart which she saved behind her calmness, I cannot do that, not yet. ^,^
When we correct something, we find much simple mistake we did. It is possessed or no, we are careless. We feel that we have done the assignment rightly, but in fact, there are a lot of mistake there. We should be more careful.
Hmm…  The major topic about me on Friday is there are three primary types of paragraph, they are description, narrative and explanatory (expository). And others are only the development of these, such as report, definition and ect.
Last Friday was not my lucky day, my presentation was postponed. I hope the next one is mine, my turn. ^,^

Friday, September 14, 2012

unclear!!??? (+,+)"

0n Wednesday, September 12 2012, all of the paragraph we have made was discussed in the class by changing one each other, and each student edit and correct one’s paragraph of his friend. I was not sleepy, because I often speak in the class. If we just listen to the lecturer’s explanation, of course being sleepy. Hehe…
Guys, do you know ???
Good paragraph has the coherence between the topic sentence and the supporting one. Topic sentence contains the whole of paragraph purpose in short. Supporting sentence must be supporter of the topic sentence. That is what I got from the exiting discussion on Friday, September 14, 2012.
                We were debating again and again in the class. Apparently, Yogi’s paragraph was modified, he summarized an essay to be a paragraph, and Putri’s paragraph was too. Putri cut some sentence in her paragraph. Hahaha… It made us confused to determine what kind of paragraph these are. (-,-)”
I understood that Description paragraph will make the reader see the object, if the paragraph of the author cannot make the reader imagine it, it is not named description paragraph. You have known it, right?
We had new material last Friday, it is illustration. “Illustration paragraph is more general than description one”, that is the conclusion of mine from the debating between illustration and description.
                The last one, topic sentence is in shape of sentence and the topic is a phrase. And the topic sentence is not must from the whole of the first sentence in that paragraph. That is Miss Vita’s words I have listen to.
 (^,^)  Any comment or addition?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Practice is more difficult than theory

Very much new knowledge I got from Friday-class, I hope you are not lazy to read my writing. When we read at least we ever know. If we have known, at least we keep in our mind, and without awareness we have learned.
When the lecturer gave us the explanation and the example of paragraph, it seemed that we have understood. But, when we had to determine what kind of paragraph this is, from the paragraphs we found by ourselves and identify it. It turned out that it was not easy, most of us found the difficulties to do that. (=,=)’ Yeahhh…. It also happened to me.
I had the interesting C class at Friday, we were very enthusiastic. We were discussing our friends’ example of the paragraph and identifying it. Sometimes, we debated there. And from our sharing 2 days ago, I got some steps to determine kind of paragraph. Firstly, we must know what the purpose of the paragraph we read. Know who the audience of the paragraph is. After that, find the topic (what about). Next, find the topic sentence and the developing (supporting sentences).

And to find the main idea (theme), the first thing we have to do is determining the main subject and main verb. If we have all of these, we can find the topic sentence.
Aha…!!! I remember, we can take a paragraph from an essay to be example, but in that paragraph, the subject must be clear, also the verb.
I have known that report is one of paragraph, but I just have understood that it is including in the narrative paragraph. And narrative can be fiction (story) or nonfiction.
I think, I do not understand indeed about illustration, I remembered Miss. Vita ever touched on it by little. But, I am not sure I get the point. I just heard, “the illustration shows the example”. After reread the example which is from Miss Vita some days in advance, I see, the specific example given as the supporting sentences of the point (topic sentence), and the writer must give the details of the specific example. If you have more clear explanation than mine, please, share! ^,^
When we discussed Dina’s paragraph, there was some option and made us debating, I was confused. Was this paragraph including classification, process analysis or other? Finally, it was argumentative, even the writer use numbers, like the classification of the quality shoes. But infact, this is argumentative because of it based on the writer’s experience, using I, and  the conclusion conveys the writer’s position (dissapointed).
When we discussed Lalang’s example, we were confused again. But the last, we knew lalang's paragraph was not cause and effect. Because it is called cause and effect paragraph when the main point paragraph (what happened and what the effect is) is in the topic sentences, has already showed in the topic sentence. And the supporting sentences contain the explanation of the cause and the effect, and also the detail example. And unfortunately, Lalang's text did not have these requirement.
At last Friday, we did not discuss comparison and contrast. Miss Vita just explained again and more. She said, comparison and contrast can be in a paragraph, its name is comparison and contrast paragraph. If the paragraph just contains the similarity, it is called comparison, and if it contains the difference, it is named contrast paragraph.
Taarrrrrrraaaaaaa………….(^_^) this is my reflective,  my wish, this is useful not only for me but also you all.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Paragraph in my mind (-,-)

     Paragraph is a cluster of some sentences which have connection one each other and have a main idea (usually called "theme").  A theme is in a topic sentence, and a topic sentence is usually at the first sentence of the paragraph. Topic sentences is the most important sentence because of it as subject of the whole paragraph. And the others are explainers and supporters of it. Each sentence in the paragraph must be continuous one each other. The supporting sentences should be detail and example as the proof. The last sentences of the paragraph are the conclusion as the final or concluding one. All of the sentences should be coherent and continuous, so it will make the readers easier to understand the main idea of the paragraph.
      There are 7 kinds of paragraph, they are narration, exposition, definition, description, comparison, process analysis, persuasion. they are:
1.    Narration
Narration is a paragraph which tells the readers an event as though they experienced it. Narration usually contains characters, setting, conflict, and resolution.
2.    Exposition
Exposition is a paragraph which explains something (what and why) for informing the readers or adding the knowledge. The most important thing that must be found in this paragraph is credibility.
3.    Definition
Definition is a paragraph which tells the readers the definition of something.
4.    Description
Description is a paragraph which describes an object in detail as though the readers saw, listened and felt. This paragraph is not only showing an object to the readers but also imagine what they need. Use sensory language. Go light on adjectives and adverbs.
5.    Comparison
Comparison is a paragraph which compare between two or more objects, it explain or show the readers some aspects of compared objects, such as the difference, the similarity, the surplus, the lack, and ect.
6.    Process analysis
Process analysis is more familiar with “procedure”. It tell the readers how to do something.  Usually, it use firstly, secondly, next, finally, then, and ect.
7.    Persuasion
Persuasion is a paragraph which persuades or convinces the readers to follow the writer said (wanted)
I have some questions, they are:
1.    Saying what something is NOT can help readers; but make a strong effort to say what it IS. What does this sentence mean? Please, help me to understand it?
2.    So, what the differences between the definition and description? I think both of them inform the readers what something is.
3.    And, how about argumentation paragraph? Is there?
 These all are what I have gotten from reading the link, I need your comments, corrections, and advice, guys!. thanks (T_T)