September 27

AP Reflection Space

Write your reflection here. Be sure to proofread for fragments and run-ons. Proofread, proofread, proofread!

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72 thoughts on “AP Reflection Space

  1. Adiam H

    Adiam Habtay
    Period 5
    September 30,2012
    After completing this homework assignment, I have an better understanding of comma splice. I did well on these test expect the last one. When doing this assignment I did not take my time,and did not read the directions clearly.I did get an better understanding of comma splice and run-on sentences the further I went.I had no clue what an comma splice was before I took this test.But Google helped me get an better understanding!

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  2. Natasha R.

    Natasha R.
    Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 2
    30 September 2012

    After taking these four short quizzes, I realized that the first two parts, which were the comma splices and run on sentences, were the ones I did poorly on. I’m not quite sure why, but I think that it is becasue I need more practice with those two. Although, I did well on the last two scoring an 8 out 10. The reason I believe I did well on practice 300 was because there was only two options so it was way more easier to narrow down which was the right answer. Overall, I see that the comma splices is the area that needs to be practiced more for me.

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  3. Areli S

    Areli Sanchez
    Ms. Keeble
    Septermber 30th, 2012
    Period 2

    Upon doing the excersices, I began doing a pretty good job. Once I got to the last excersice, I felt disappointed with my score for I received a pretty low percentage. I think it was a bit confusing for me, and I should review comma splices and run ons more frequently. In the first excersices I recieved high scores, and then I recieved a low score on the last one.

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  4. Canyon R

    Canyon Riley
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 2
    30 September 2012

    I performed well in these exercises. Though, I am a little disappointed that I was unable to get 100 percent on any of the run-ons and comma splices exercises. In fact, I didn’t even know what a comma splice was because I was never taught about that in elementary school nor the use of semi-colons. I feel like I should at least something about these punctuations, but I digress. The highest score I received out of the 4 quizzes was a 9/10 and the lowest was a 7/10. What helped me out the most was reading the sentences aloud. It gave me time to listen to how the original sentence sounded and if it needed to be changed.

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  5. Diana Larios

    Diana Larios
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 1
    September 30, 2012

    After completing the homework assignment this weekend on comma splices and run-on sentences, I can finally see how important it is to master the skill of being able to identify them because it really makes a difference in your writing. I did pretty decent on the tests, except the second one. It was really confusing for me, all the options that were given as possible answers just seemed correct. The other three tests were fine, I was able to score an 80% on all three of them. Overall, a very important skill that I believe that have grasped a better understanding on after this assignment.

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  6. Angelica N. Garcia

    Angélica N. García
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11
    1 October 2012
    After completing the weekend assignment I noticed that the new topic, comma splices, is what I need more help with. I am more familiar with run-ons which is why I received a better grade on this topic rather than comma splices. I now have a better understanding of how each topic looks and how they can be correct, but I need more practice with comma splices. I was able to get the hang of each topic a bit more after the first two exercises; specifically with comma splices since they confused me at first.

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  7. Veronica Valdez

    Veronica Valdez
    Oct. 1, 2012
    AP English

    These exercises really helped me find my weaknesses with distinguishing run-ons from comma splices because they seem the same to me. After I took the test, I went back to review the ones I got wrong and read why it was wrong in order to familiarize myself with when to use comma splices. I do have a better sense of how to use them after going back and reviewing the ones I got wrong. I got confused on when to use comma splices and the right punctuation. The run-ons I didn’t really have a problem with, well some of them because of the way they were worded kind of threw me off. Honestly, the directions for the last one were kind of confusing for me since it said to choose the sentence that doesn’t contain a comma splice nor a run-on, but some of the answers had these in them.

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  8. Angel Munoz

    Angel Munoz
    Ms.Keeble
    ApEnglish
    Period 1

    I honestly found it a struggle an would like to ask if we can work on it more. More practice makes perfect as I think and would love to do more to make my writing more perfect.

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  9. Phuong-My N.

    Phuong-My N.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English, Per. 2
    30 September 2012

    Reflection

    The assessments we took on comma splices and run-on sentences made me realize how much I need help on grammar! I didn’t know we had to take the tests in order, so the first one I took was “Correcting Comma Splices”. I scored a 10/10 on that assessment. The second one I took was “Identifying Run-Ons” and I scored a 9/10. Next, I took the “Run-on sentences and comma splices” assessment and scored a sad 6/10. Then, I took the “Run-on sentences and comma splices [13]” and it was my worst score out of the four! A 5/10! I noticed that the more tests I took, the worse my scores got. I don’t know how they got so bad! The comma splices are the most difficult to me because I do not understand them well yet. But as I study the answers I’ve gotten wrong, I noticed the mistakes I made. Overall, these tests showed me what I need to work on and I know it will help me become a better writer in the future.

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  10. Kiana Ledda

    Kiana Ledda
    Keeble
    AP English, Per. 5
    30, September 2012

    Because I find English the most comprehendable subject, I had very little difficulty with all four tests. My score averages were all the same, and were high as well. For me, sentence structure isn’t a problem because I know how to where to place commas and where to place the conjunctions. One method I used when I was doing these tests were re-reading and reading them aloud. I think this method was very helpful to use during this test because you can hear where you need to use a comma. You can also hear which words (and, but, or, etc) to use for each sentence. Although these tests were a breeze to me, I think I still need practice using the semi-colon.

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  11. maria fajardo

    maria fajardo
    period 2
    AP ENG. 11

    I think I did pretty good on most of the quizzes but i could have done better ofcourse. The part where i had most problem in was the comma splice. I really dont get how to put it in a proper way. I will try harder and try and figure out how to do it and get it more.

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  12. Tanzeel H.

    I did see the difference between how run-on sentences and comma splices look. I thought I would do better than I did on a few of the the quizzes. I learned that I know more about comma splices than I do about run-on sentences. I did get a little better as the exercises went along. I started with a somewhat of a low grade on the first exercise then slowly began to increase in my accuracy of answering correctly. After finishing the exercise, I was able to have a better understanding about comma splices and run-on sentences and the differences between the two.

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  13. Jasmine Johnson

    Jasmine Johnson
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 1
    30 September 2012

    For more part, the assessments were easy. I struggled with activity 14 but I believe that’s because I struggled with the use of a semi-colon. Also, I found some questions in activity 14 to be slightly confusing. Now I know that I have to work on when to use and not use a semi-colon. Other than that, everything was simple. I can identify a comma splice and run on and I can correct it. However, I feel these tests have strengthened my proof rereading skills.

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  14. Elvia Lopez

    Elvia L.
    Ms.Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 5
    30 September 2012

    After completing the exercises, I feel more confident on what run-ons and comma splices are. At first, I was a bit confused on what they meant; improving my scores for the last two exercises made me realize that what I was doing was the correct way to do it. This assignment helped me improve throughout my writing. Although some were really confusing, I am proud because I got higher scores than what I expected.

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  15. Caleb M.

    Caleb M.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 2
    30 September 2012

    I think the tests were challenging but beneficial in identifying comma splices and run on sentences.The first test was the most confusing part because I was unfamiliar with the comma splices. I began to get more comfortable with the exercises after the first two tests. Overall, I did better than I expected.

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  16. Amacalli Duran

    Amacalli Duran
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English/ 1
    1 October 2012

    I found the test to be very simple and easy. I felt that I did an exceptional job and my scores demonstrated my feelings. I had slight problems regarding whether sentences had comma splices. I was able to choose the correct answer by reading the sentences slowly and emphasizing the punctuation. Overall, I feel I better understand run-on sentences and comma splices. With my new-found understanding, I can better my own writing.

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  17. Ryan Chu

    I have a better sense of theses sentences than what I understood before. The thing that got me was trying to find the correct sentence of what is correct, but everything else was well understood. After doing these exercises, I think i got a better sense of where I’m at and what I have to improve on.

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  18. Abraham N.

    Abraham N.
    Ms.Keeble
    AP English
    Period 5
    30 September 2012

    The test for me was challenging. I believe that the first test was hard for me, because I forgot what a comma splice was, so I had problems with that and I finished with a 5/10. The second test I think I had more problems with the comma splices than the run-on sentences, and I got a 4/10 on that test. The third test was pretty easy for me and I got a 10/10. So that leads me to believe that I can correct comma splices better than I can identify them. The final test was about the run-ons and I believe that I understood the questions, I just need a little bit more work on identifying run-ons. All in all, I think I did a pretty good job on the test and I expect to do better as the year progresses.

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  19. Alicia

    Alicia Oseguera
    Ms.Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 1
    30 September 2012

    The tests were in some aspects easy but in others hard. I believe I was able to identify the run-ons and comma splices in most of the exercises but their were some questions that were confusing to me. Even though it was a bit challenging I believe doing these exercises did help me by having a better sense at identifying them. Doing these exercises helped me a lot because along the way I was able to keep improving. The only thing I have more trouble identifying is the run-on sentences, I just find it confusing. Either way I did better than what I expected because I have never been good at grammar and still need improvement.

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  20. Jessica A

    Jessica A.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 5
    30 September 2012

    I’m shocked at how well I can identify and differentiate between comma splices and run-on sentences. Now that I’ve worked with comma splices and run-on sentences, I feel more confident with distinguishing between both errors and analyzing my writing for such errors. When I first began the exercises I felt nervous, because I haven’t worked with comma splices before. On the other hand, after I completed the exercises, I felt confident because I scored really well on all four exercises. I’ve established that O am easily able to identify when a comma splice is present–when two independant clauses are connected with only a comma–and I feel that this skill will improve my writing and will allow for me to connect my sentences efficiently and properly.

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  21. Jhoann B.

    Jhoann B.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP Englinsh 11, Period 2
    30 September 2012

    The four exercises regarding run-on sentences and comma splices were pretty easy. I did really good on exercises 13, 300, and 420. However, I didn’t do so great on exercise 14 because I didn’t know that a comma is necessary to be placed before the conjunction ‘and’ in order to connect the clauses in a sentence. I think I would’ve done better on exercise 14 if I took the time to read the tips provided. Ultimately, this activity helped me improve my grammar by making me realize that a comma needs to be placed before ‘and.’

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  22. jonathan Victorio

    Jonathan Victorio
    Ms. Keeble
    30 September 2012
    Period 1
    Well as I was doing these sets of quizes, I noticed that my senses were telling me that it was a certain one because of how it sounded. Sometimes my senses were not completely right but some other times they were, and I also learned something, to use the brain for the confusing things. The quiz results did not alarm me much, well the first two did but the other two did not. I knew these things but becauseI read to fast or miss understood something, i got them wrong. Now, it is visible that i need to do a little of review.

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  23. Trhas B

    Trhas B
    Ms. Keeble
    Period 2
    September 30,2012

    Overall, I did very well on all four exercises. Which is surprising being that I took the test already thinking I’m not going to do very well. After completing the grammar exercises I am certain I have a much more better understanding and the ability to identify a run on sentence and comma-splice.

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  24. Brittany-Ann V. Dela Cruz

    Brittany-Ann V. Dela Cruz
    Keeble
    AP English
    1 October 2012

    After taking the four test, I now know where I stand in understanding comma slices and run-ons. Because I did so poorly on the last test, I believed that I would score low on these ones as well. As I received my results, it showed that I did an okay job. I did bad on identifying them, but when choosing the correct sentence, my strengts were brought out. I believe that the first two test were more hard than the last two. These test allowed me to see what I need help in to get better.

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  25. Sarai P.

    Sarai P.
    Mrs. Keeble
    AP English
    1 October 2012

    These excercises were pretty simple, as well as easy to find the errors. But it seems that I have a really hard time with identifying run-on sentences. The opposite is true when it comes to comma splices, they just sound totally awkward when I read them in my head. As I mentioned before the excercises were quite simple, but I had trouble with them at first, receiving a 4 out of 10, but then quickly increasing to higher scores. As I went through each excercise, they progressively became more easy.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      I wonder if they become easier because you intuitively figured out what was going wrong or did they become easier because you read the hints and looked more closely at what you were doing?

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  26. David M period 1

    These tests were quite difficult for me, but i certainly tried my hardest. I kind of have a better sense on how to correct them. I still need to work on it, however, I’m certain i have improved. I noticed the differences in each, and I realized how each of them were different. Granted I’m still not perfect at spotting them or correcting them, I still have an idea. Comma splices are the use of a comma without a conjunction in sentences that can stand alone without a comma. Run-ons are also connected to comma splices. They are two complete sentences that can stand alone, but are joined by a comma without a conjunction. I got a little confused trying to figure out which sentence was best. Although I did do a really good job on the comma splices since i got 100% on that. However I still know I am not perfect at correcting them, but I certainly got an idea.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      David, can you go back and proofread your response. I think that would be useful in detecting run-ons and comma splices. I see a few. I think the key for you may be appreciating the difference between a dependent and independent clause. You have to identify which clauses can stand on their own and which cannot. The point is that you cannot join two strong independent clauses with a weak little comma. They don’t need it! I have something I want to share with everyone tomorrow, so we can get a good concrete idea to work with.

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  27. Caitlin H.

    Caitlin H.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English Per. 2
    30 September 30, 2012

    The tests were actually very easy for me. On all of my tests, I got 10 out of 10. Before I took the tests, I thought I wouldn’t do well because I’m not good at punctuations. I think I did well on the tests because I understand how to use them now. The questions that I took the longest were the ones with the semi-colons. I had to ask myself if both parts were complete sentences. Sometimes I would second-guess myself but I would usually go with my first answer. In the end, I did well on the tests and I hope that I’ll be able to actually write them correctly in my writings.

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  28. Johan Ocegueda

    Johan O
    Ms. Keeble
    Ap English Period 1
    30 September 2012

    I feel dumb thinking that I am having some problems with this. I did miss the day of this lesson, but i still should have had done better. My rel problem is with the Run-On sentences. I have always had problems with those, for some reason I have problems ditinguishing whic are Run-Ons. I did very well with the correcting the comma splices. But I do have to work on distingushing a Run-On and a comma splaice. Even though I did not do as well as I would’ve wished, this did hel me find out what I needed to work on. Over all I feel like this is really going to help me.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Please don’t feel “dumb!” Are you speaking hyperbolically? I want you to proofread this post for capitalization and spelling. That will make me feel better. The key is in the proofing. 🙂 You’re a smarty boy too, by the way.

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  29. Oscar Gonzalez

    Oscar G
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English
    30 September, 2012
    Period 1
    After working on this exercise I realized that I have been making many mistakes throughout my writing all along. But now after talking about it in class and answering the questions, I have a better sense of what proper sentence structure must look like. What I thought was difficult was the comma splices and a little bit on the run-ons. The comma splices was confusing because I could not tell the difference in when it was one to many commas, and when it was just right. And in the run-ons I had a hard time finding out if it was really a run on or if it was just giving an explanation. I felt like I did get better as I went through the exercises. I was able to get a better understanding of what it is I was doing wrong, and what and how I can fix the mistakes I have been making. Hopefully in a week I can get better at what it is I need to do and get my writing done correctly.

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  30. DaJohn Wade

    The first two were slightly confusing to me. Maybe it was the way that the questions and answers were worded, because I didn’t get all of the questions correct. I believe I received 6 out of 10 for the first, and a 5 out of 10. The last two assessments were actually much better. Since I got the sentence to choose from instead of choosing which was “run on sentence” or “comma splice”, it became much easier. I felt more comfortable with having a sentence to read and debate on. Overall, the assessments gave me a challenge, but I was able to complete them.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Ok, that’s completely legitimate. I am wondering whether or not you’re seeing the difference between dependent and independent clauses. Great job in reflecting on your work!

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  31. Haley Rosano

    Haley R.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11 Per. 2
    30 September 2012

    For usually being a grammar police, my comma splices and run-on sentences were bad. I got better at these subjects the more that I did the exercises. I never realized how easy it is to make these mistakes, based on commas. I found comma splices to be confusing, but after reading some examples and seeing sentences with and without them, they progressively got easier.

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  32. Heather H.

    Heather H.

    Ms. Keeble

    AP English 11

    30 September 2012

    On my work with run-ons and comma splices, I did quite well. On exercise 13, I received a score of ten out of ten. I also had perfect scores on exercise 300 and 420. I got one question wrong on activity 14; I did not recognize a comma splice. Even with this error, I am very confident in my abilities to correct these two grammatical errors. With an overall score of 97.5%, it would be hard not to be.

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  33. Gonzalo Haro

    Gonzalo Haro
    Ms. Keeble
    AP Lang. and Comp.
    September 29, 2012

    I have a much better sense of what comma splices, run-ons, and fragments are now. I kinda know how to correct them now, but I think this exercise confused me a lot more. In some questions where I was supposed to look for the error in a sentence, I was uneasy about the choices and it felt like I was coming up with wrong answers because I felt like there needed to be a wrong answer. The further I went, the better the exercises got. The first two exercises were really confusing and I did really poorly in. I definetly need more practice on this subject.

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  34. Harrison Nguyen

    Harrison Nguyen
    Ms. Keeble
    APENG 5th period
    29, Sept. 2012

    After taking those assessments, I realized that I am better at correcting comma splices than identifying run-on setences. On the correcting comma splices test (300) I scored 90%. I have a hard time correcting/identifying run-on sentences because I am not familiar with them and have not had enough practice with them. I probably should’ve read the tips they provided before taking the assessment. With most of the run-on sentences that I got wrong, I chose the answer “correct” because I thought it was correct already. Whats confusing is that to me if the sentence has the word “and” in it, I automatically think its already correct. I got better at the excercises further along when I took the test specifically on run-on sentences (420) after reviewing my mistakes in Run-on sentences and comma splices 13) and Run-on sentences and comma splices (14).

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Ok, so you are getting better at recognizing the run-ons. That’s a positive observation. I can see the difference in your writing already this year! Can you do me a favor and look at the verb tense shift in the first sentence? You said “realized” then “am.” You will want to stay consistent with your tense unless it’s purposeful.

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  35. Maliko Pearson-Chock

    After doing these exercises I did get a better sense of how run-on and comma splices work because, I realized that they all had the same concept but used different examples of the way it should be used. I would say the most confusing part out of all the exercises was the second exercise; reason being was I didn’t quite understand the directions. Gradually,the exercises became easier to comprehend and do because I realized that each exercise provided a hint which actually helped in the end. Overall I would say I did we’ll minus the second exercise of course.

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  36. Jashleen S

    Jashleen Singh
    AP English 11 Per 3
    9/29/12

    I am content with my idea and work on run-ons and comma splices. After the exercises, I do have a better idea how they look and how then can be corrected. However, recognizing comma splices can sometimes be confusing. As I did exercises 13, 300, and 420, I felt confident in the answers that I chose. Exercise 14 was more challenging for me than the others.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Great job Jashleen! What “idea” are you referring to in the first sentence? I am interested to know what you thought prior to doing the exercises?

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  37. Aaron Chon

    Aaron Chon
    AP English 11
    Ms. Keeble
    01 October 2012

    I feel that I did incredibly well on the online homework assignment, as I only missed one question on the last part out of carelessness. The assignment itself was extremely helpful in identifying errors that people can easily make, and should be avoided as a result. Personally, I feel that I would not make any of those mistakes in writing, but it would be easy to see how others would overlook such errors.

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  38. Alexia George

    Alexia George
    Keeble
    AP English 11
    Period 1
    29 September 2012

    After completing the grammar exercises, I have a better understanding of the difference between comma splices and run-on sentences. I figured out that reading the options out loud made it easier to choose the correct answer. It is a big difference because you can actually hear the errors. Being able to see the error was the more challenging part. I now know the proper way to correct run-ons, which is by adding a conjunction, a semi-colon, or fixing the punctuation (adding a period). Although the task was simple, I understand the importance of it and how it will effect my writing. Grammar and punctuation are just as important as the actual writing itself.

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  39. Raymond P

    Raymond P
    AP English
    Ms. Keeble
    9-29-12

    The grammatical corrections was a big help for me. This helped me get a lot of practice. Now I know how run-ons and comma splices look. Even though I got low scores, I know what I did wrong. The last two I believe I did my best, because I knew what i was doing.

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  40. David D.

    David Delgado
    Ms.Keeble
    Period 2
    28 September 2012
    I have to say after those exercises I did with the comma splices and run-ons; I now have a better of sense of how to identify and correct them. It is still a little hard for me though to understand them, but now it seems easier. What was confusing for me was when to use the semi-colon because I really had no idea how to use it; with this practice it showed me how to use it. I noticed with the practices I did I got better every time I did the exercises. The first two exercises I did bad but not too bad; the last two exercises I got way better scores. Thanks to these exercises I know understand run-ons and comma splices more than what I did before.

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  41. Andrea O

    After doing each of the exercises, I can now conclude that I did pretty well on them despite the fact that I am still confused about comma splices. I think that this is due to the fact that I had never been taught about them; if I was I can’t remember. The exercises did help me better identify how comma splices look and how they can be fixed . Some of the questions were harder than others because the sentences that were being corrected seemed to be correct already. I now understand that I can add a semi-colon instead of a conjunction to correct a comma splice. I am still confused about how to fix a sentence when adding however but I did improve as I did more exercises.

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  42. Andrea O

    Andrea O.
    AP English 11 Per.2
    29 Sept. 2012
    After doping each of the exercises, I can know conclude that I did pretty well on them despite the fact that I am still confused about comma splices. I think that this is due to the fact that I had never been taught about them; if I was I can’t remember. The exercises did help me better identify how comma splices look and how they can be fixed . Some of the questions were harder than others because the sentences that were being corrected seemed to be correct already. I now understand that I can add a semi-colon instead of a conjunction to correct a comma splice. I am still confused about how to fix a sentence when adding however but I did get better as I did more exercises.

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  43. Desiree N.

    Desiree N.

    Ms. Keeble

    AP English 11

    29 September 2012

    The four quizzes on fragments, run-ons, and comma splices, helped me a lot. I am able to see what I need to work on. Before I took these quizzez; I didn’t understand what the differences were between commas and semicolons. I had a slight idea, but I didn’t fully understand. Now I know when to put a comma, or when to put a semicolon. I obviously need to work on comma splices. The thing that confused me was identifying dependent and independent clauses. I kept mistaking dependent clauses for independent clauses. Now, I will make sure my sentences have proper punctuations.

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  44. Rachael B.

    Rachael B.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11, Per 2
    29 September 2012

    After the work I’ve done with run-ons and comma splices, I believe I have a firm grasp of the concepts. I think I can identify most them correctly. At first, I had thought that it was a bit challenging, but I soon enough knew what I was doing. Comma splices and run-ons are a bit similar, but comma splices do not contain conjunctions. The exercises were remotely easy so there was a steady flow of understanding.

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  45. Zoey M

    Zoey M.
    AP English 11
    Ms. Keeble
    29 September
    2012

    The exercises I did really helped me understand and recognize run-on sentences and comma splices. At first the exercises were confusing because I wasn’t sure if a conjunction could be placed correctly after a semi-colon. Although, continuing through the exercises and viewing the tips really helped me understand. I’m really happy with the scores I got. The more I worked with identifying run-ons and comma splices, the better I got at correcting them. After doing these exercises, I feel very confident with identifying comma splices and incorrect run-on sentences. Also, I feel confident with correcting them.

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  46. Efrain E

    Efrain E
    September 29, 2012
    1st Period

    After completing the homework assignments on run-on sentences and comma splices, I feel confident in my ability to identify them. None of the questions were too confusing. I understood what the questions were asking and I was able to score nines and tens.

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  47. Ross H.

    Ross H.
    Keeble
    Apeng
    September 28 2012
    After doing the four exercises on the bedford site I feel like I have a better understanding of run-ons. I can tell when a sentences is a run on. i still have a very hard time on comma splices. It is very hard for me to see when it is splice. They all look the same to me. During the exercises I think I did get better during later end of the exercises. I started of strong with the first one, but then my score went down with the second exercise. By the last exercise I was able to redeem my self , and learn how to correct them.

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  48. Hannah R.

    Hannah R
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11, Period 2
    27 September 2012

    The tests overall were very easy. For me, it wasn’t difficult to identify wrong from right. Of course the test was easier because you know that the answer will definitely be one of the three or four choices provided, rather than having to correct it handwritten. Doing these tests, I believe, will help me identify further grammatical errors of this sort. Nothing was majorly confusing, but I remember that I was on the fence about a question. The subject, in my opinion, was not clearly stated, so I went with another answer. Evidently, my gut choice was right, even though I did not choose it. As I took the other tests, I would say I averaged the same percentage per test. I don’t mind either because I believe I did way better than expected.

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  49. Thomas Tran

    Thomas Tran
    Ap English
    Keeble
    27 September 2012

    Run-ons and comma splices were challenging to correct properly. As I progressed through the tests, it became increasingly easier to understand and correct the problems in each sentence. Run-on sentences had a pattern of avoiding punctuation and continuing to make a statement that was in need of punctuation. A comma splice use commas and semi-colons in an informal format. Using these ideas into practice was far more challenging than understanding what was a comma splice and run-on sentence. As I progressed through the different exercises, I had understood how to use punctuation slightly better.

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  50. Dominique

    Dominique N.
    AP English 11 Per 1
    September 27, 2012

    I think that my results for the run-ons and comma splices were pretty good (except for Excerise 14). I got 10 out of 10 for 300 and 420, 9 out of 10 on 13, but sadly 60 out of 100 on 14. Just as always, they were little stupid common mistakes. After taking and seeing the quizes, I feel like I have a better sense of what they both look like, I was very unsure of what they even were before these excerises. I know I can correct them, since I usually accelerated in grammar. The excerise that I found most confusing was of course #14 (as I said before), because I found the article/story a little more harder to interpret than the others. Yes, I did get better at the excerises as I went on. I am sure that I did because I had already seen the mistakes I made and I was able to proof-read and fix them. In conclusion, these excerises were very helpful for my understanding of run-ons and comma splices.

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