ENG 1101 Fall 2020 OL20 (26956)

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    Prof. Masiello
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    Melinda,

    I think the lines only have to be going in the same direction without intersecting. They do not have to be the same length.

    Imagine you put a can of soda on a table and next to it a bottle of milk. If you imagine extending their vertical lines, those lines do not meet hence the two items are parallel.

    #68960

    Prof. Masiello
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    Wei,

    You are absolutely right that parallelism in writing is desirable and creates a better flow.

    #68961

    Prof. Masiello
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    Eduard,

    You are right but we can use parallelism even in essay writing. Most of us do not write stories, but those who write fiction often use more beautiful language that can be used by any student writer as well.

    #68962

    Prof. Masiello
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    Jakia,

    The principle of not intersecting is correct for lines but in writing, parallel means using balanced language. Please see the recent Doc about how it works in writing.

    We also sometimes hear of a “parallel universe,” which usually means another world like Earth, but with key differences written by sci-fi writers often to comment on society.

    #68963

    Prof. Masiello
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    Jaida,

    I find your answer interesting because it tells me that “parallel” as a concept in writing is far less known in English class than in math.

    Please see the Doc I recently posted on parallelism.

    #68964

    Prof. Masiello
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    Makai,

    One of the reasons English teachers ask students to read literature is to subconsciously show that quality writing can be used even when one writes essays for assignments.

    I sometimes think that when people look at magazine pictures of nice clothing, they subconsciously get a feel for what looks nice. They do not even have to go to the extend of tearing out a page and trying to match all the clothing in a store with the picture. Similarly, when you enjoy good sounding language you may try to emulate it.

    #68965

    Prof. Masiello
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    Ashley,

    Yes, your examples are good and I like the idea of parallel parking because it shows the use of the work outside of math and straight lines.

    We also sometimes hear of a “parallel universe,” which usually means another world like Earth, but with key differences written by sci-fi writers often to comment on society.

    #68966

    Prof. Masiello
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    Dawood,

    Math and lines, yes, but please see the recent Doc I posted about how parallelism improves our writing.

    #68967

    Brianna
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    1. What does the word ”parallel mean”?
    Parallel means side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.

    2.When have you heard it or used it, i.e. in what context.
    I have heard the word in math. In math parallel means two lines that never intersect for example an equal sign.

    3. Do you think parallelism in writing is good or bad?
    I think parallelism in writing is good to help the author structure sentences or paragraphs to craft the story.

    #68987

    Saba Chaudhry
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    1. What does the word “parallel” mean?

    The word parallel actually has a lot of meanings. It can mean side by side. It can also mean having a connection. Or it can mean something is happening at the same exact time.

    2. When have you heard it or used it, i.e. in what context.

    The first time I heard it, was in math class when I learned about parallel lines.

    3. Do you think parallelism in writing is good or bad?

    I believe parallelism can bring a lot of things to writing. I feel it broadens your writing and allows a way to c connect pieces of writing together. You can talk about one thing, then connect it to a parallel, something happened similarly. So, overall it is a good thing.

    #69024

    Jaden W
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    1. Parallel-extending in the same direction and never converging or diverging; similar and comparable

    2. I’ve heard it in math when talking about parallel lines and I’ve also heard it in movies or even novels that mention parallel universes.

    3. I believe parallelism in writing is good because it makes one’s writing easier to understand and relate to. It helps project a message or the central idea better.

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