objective: students will set off appositive phrases correctly with commas and use appositive phrases to add clarity and precision to their writing.
Opening activitY: credibility review
Look at the excerpt below from "All of the arguments Dr. Oz made against his critics were wrong" by Julia Belluz and Steven Hoffman. Identify the phrase in which the writers showed that a source is credible.
Tip About Appositives:
An appositive must EQUAL the noun it renames.
An advertising executive is EQUAL to Alex Bogusky.
An associate-in-law at Columbia University is EQUAL to Claudia Haupt.
- Return to your draft of your argumentative paper and find names of people, organizations, studies, etc.
- Add an appositive phrase to rename or identify the person. This identification should be information that your audience needs. It can be a great way to establish the credibility of your sources.
- Set the appositive phrase off properly with commas.
- HIGHLIGHT THE APPOSITIVE PHRASE IN YELLOW. This is part of the assignment.
- Repeat as needed, but use variety: start sentences with appositives, interrupt sentences with appositive, or end sentences with appositives.