Sentence Fragments: Your Writing
Browse through a newspaper or magazine and find an article about something on which you have an opinion. (For a collection of links to online news, click here.) Don't limit yourself to front-page news. Scan the sports, entertainment, and human interest articles. Read the article you have chosen and jot down your responses to it.
- Look over your notes and develop a statement that expresses your opinion on the subject. Write a paragraph that starts with that statement and continues by giving two or three reasons for your opinion.
- Read your paragraph, making sure all your sentences contain subjects and verbs.
If your teacher or study group would like you to develop this exercise into a longer opinion paragraph, please revise it double-spaced on a fresh piece of paper, a word processor, or a class bulletin board.