Top Twenty Grammar Errors Project

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Do a Google Advanced Search for Powerpoints by error type: do a screenshot of a PPT slide...




Doing the Form:
Collect/build it in Google Presenter (you can make it into a Keynote or Prezi for the final)



Process:
Add any facts, details, links, examples to EVERNOTE. Make a new notebook, make sure to add things ONE at a time so you can
easily cite them later.

About 3 slides per Error (about is the key phrase, some will be more, but all should be at least three)

WARNING! This is not a CUT and PASTE Activity - either PARAPHRASE from your notes in Evernote OR Cite each link/data point you use


RESEARCH LINKS:
Research 1: Download this link for errors by percent (check page 784 AND use this for quotes about grammar):

Research 2: Weblink for Examples: More Top 20 Errors

Research by Error:

Word Choice : Word Choice Errors



What goes on the Slides?


Slide 1 - Title Slide: Project name, Instructor name, your name, date finished

Slide 2 - List Of The Top 20 Errors: Link here: Top 20 Errors (make sure the URL for this list appears on the slide)


When people use the WRONG WORD (remember homophones and synonyms!)

Slide 3 - Section Title Slide - The Error Name, for example: The Top 20 Grammar Errors: Slide One - Wrong Word and list one quote from Research 1, see above )
ALSO: Have ONE picture that highlights the error, EngrishFunny.com should help out

Slide 4 - Definition of the Error (see links) Use Top 20 Errors for the definition and other links for examples (use the Wonder Wheel)

Slide 5 - Give some examples of common errors (Evernote 2-4 word pairs Word Choice Errors) More Examples: Examples and more More Examples


This one should be easy enough, I guess. <Example

Slide 6 - Section Title Slide
(The Error Name, for example: The Top 20 Grammar Errors: Slide Two- Missing Comma After Introductory Element and list one quote from Research 1, see above )

Slide 7- Definition of the Error (see links) Use Top 20 Errors for the definition and other links for examples (use the Wonder Wheel)

Slide 8 - Give some examples of common errors (Missing Comma Examples: Comma Examples) More Examples: Missing Comma Example


This is when you say him or she or it, without saying who they are FIRST

Slide 9 - Section Title Slide
(The Error Name, for example: The Top 20 Grammar Errors: Slide Two- Vague Pronoun Reference and list one quote from Research 1, see above )

Slide 10- Definition of the Error (see links) Use Top 20 Errors for the definition and other links for examples (use the Wonder Wheel)

Slide 11 - Give some examples of common errors (Vague Pronoun Reference Examples: Vague Pronoun Ref) More Examples: Vague Pronoun Ref 2



THIS ONE ONE YOU KNOW

Slide 12 - Section Title Slide - The Error Name, for example: The Top 20 Grammar Errors: Slide Two- Missing comma in a Compound Sentence and list one quote from Research 1, see above

Slide 13- Definition of the Error (see links) Use Top 20 Errors for the definition and other links for examples (use the Wonder Wheel)

Slide 14 - Give some examples of common errors (Missing Comma in a Compound Sent. Examples: Missing Comma Ex) More Examples: Missing Comma Ex 3


This one is APPOSITIVES without COMMAS

Slide 15 - Section Title Slide - The Error Name, for example: The Top 20 Grammar Errors: Slide Two- Missing Comma with a Non-Restrictive Element and list one quote from Research 1, see above

Slide 16- Definition of the Error (see links) Use Top 20 Errors for the definition and other links for examples (use the Wonder Wheel)

Slide 17 - Give some examples of common errors (Missing Comma in a Compound Sent. Examples: Non Restrictive Comma Example) More Examples: Missing Comma/Restrictive