Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade – Week 2: Writing Assessment {Coursera / MSJC}

Choose two of the sentences listed below to expand by adding logical additional parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases). Your sentence should be at least twelve to fifteen words.

  • The children play.
  • The woman walks.
  • The sharks swim.
  • The flowers bloom.
  • The wind blows.
  • The computer hums.

Expansion attempts: 

The group of great, white sharks swim ominously closer to the diver in circles, while he is trying to capture a decent photo of them, alas in vain.

For days I rove about the soulless plains but, all I seem to be able to listen to, is the cold, northern wind that blows incessantly, humming through the frigid landscape of what was once a city of humans, long before the “Others” arrived in their spaceships, bringing an end to the age of Men on planet Earth. 

ps. That was the most fun and challenging assignment I had so far in a course!

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4 comments on “Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade – Week 2: Writing Assessment {Coursera / MSJC}

  1. Hi Richard, first of all welcome to the world of blogging – You have to submit the assignment on the course page ONLY – when you do a bar that features a countdown will turn green – everything is included in the link https://class.coursera.org/basicwriting-001/human_grading/view/courses/970775/assessments/4/submissions

    You use the blog for PERSONAL growth, discussions, feedback and recommendations from other bloggers, or to simply store your work, so yeah it’s for “discussion” only. So make sure you submit in the course site first

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