Week 6 discussion advance writing

Discussion Topic 2 – Preparing a PowerPoint Presentation

Review and Write:  After reading the blog by Jamie Cartright on PowerPoint design, choose a topic of your choice and prepare a short PowerPoint presentation (about five or six slides) and submit it to the discussion thread as an attachment.  You may briefly describe the content in your discussion post.  Focus on including more graphical elements than you might normally have in a presentation.  Include new and creative elements in your slides.  Include more graphic elements than you probably would include in a typical presentation.  The purpose is for you to learn how to use more features in PowerPoint than you currently (probably) know how to do.  There should be very little text on your slides.  This exercise will give you excellent practice for preparing a PowerPoint in your job.  Write a very brief description in your discussion post, and attach and upload your PowerPoint presentation. 

 

Discussion Topic 3 – Frequently Confused Words

Review and Write: There are many words in the English language that are confused because they sound either exactly the same or similar to each other, but have very different meanings.  

Review the list of 30 pairs of words below. Match the meaning with the correct word for 20 word pairs.  Then, choose 10 pairs of words and write a sentence using the word.  You may choose to create a new table in the discussion thread or find an easier way to answer this post.

Here is the first example:  Personal = private; personnel = employees.  I received a letter marked “personal and confidential.” There are many personnel in our company based in the Midwest.  

 

Accept

To quote

Peace

If

Except

To set aside

Piece

Weapons

Born

Indicates possession

Their

Embankment

Borne

To be different

There

Private

Levee

Events

Council

A foot lever

Levy

Contracted form of it is

Counsel

General rule

Pedal

Inhabitants

Cite

Tax

peddle

Frequency

Site

home

Personnel

To go well with

Ordinance

Advice; a lawyer

Personal

A swell of water; a gesture

Ordnance

Carried

Complement

Sum of money; head of a school

Who’s

Sense of well-being

Compliment

The result

Whose

Belonging to them

Its

Expression of esteem; to flatter

Principal

Thin, steep

It’s

Possessive form of who

Principle

Excessively; also

Persecute

A feeling that something is the case

Weather

To plan

prosecute

Give birth to

Whether

A government building

Incidence

Paper for writing

Moral

Law

Incidents

In that place

Morale

Contraction of “who is” or “who has”

Waive

Atmospheric conditions

Stationery

Location

Wave

Immovable

Stationary

Virtuous; a lesson

Role

Money; chief city

To

To take

Roll

To sue or take legal action against

Too 

To cut

Capital

Lack of conflict

Shear

A part in a play

Capitol

To put off until later

Sheer

A fragment

Scents

To tumble; a list

Defer

A preposition

Sense

A panel of people

Differ

To exclude

Die

To influence

Affect

A mechanism

Dye

To sell

Effect

A distinctive smell

Device

To stop living; a tool

Residence

To color

Devise

To torment

Residents

Employees