Class Period on Connecting Ideas
Description of Class Period
Our lesson on making connections within paragraphs is designed to help engineering and science students avoid discontinuities between sentences and connect those sentences in engaging ways. Hindering many engineers and scientists from this effort is that they know only two or three ways to connect sentences. This lesson teaches them more than ten different sentences openers used in scientific writing. This class period is suited for a course in technical communication.
Objectives of Class Period
For the class period, students should do the following:
Possible Questions for Comprehension Quiz
Identify the sentence opener in the examples below.
Leonhard Center, College of Engineering, Penn State
National Science Foundation, NSF EAGER Award 1752096
Michael Alley, Teaching Professor, College of Engineering, Penn State
Richelle Weiger, College of Engineering, Penn State
Casey Fenton, College of Engineering, Penn State
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