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9.2 Run-on Sentences: Your Writing

Think of things that you know how to do: how to fix something, how to make something, how to play something. Pick one thing that you can do well and imagine what you would say to teach someone else to do it. Jot down all the steps in the process, including details and examples.

  1. Look over your notes and organize them into a paragraph explaining the process step by step. Fit in the details and examples that would help a reader to follow your directions.

  2. Read your paragraph, making sure that independent clauses are either separated by periods or connected by conjunctions.
If your teacher or study group would like you to develop this exercise into a longer explanatory paragraph, please revise it double-spaced on a fresh piece of paper, a word processor, or a class bulletin board.

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