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Analyzing the Grammar of Prompts

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While giving a new writing prompt, have the students analyze its sentence structure using the handbook. Are there clues to approaching the prompt in this structure? What sentences seem to be emphasized based simply on the use of verbs or nouns or clauses?
About the Author
Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.