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September 7, 2011

Hello CRW1 students. This is the first post of the semester. Some of you may be new to blogging; others may be expert. Either one, I hope you enjoy the experience and I encourage you to suggest ideas or topics to my email (toddmcgowan@hotmail.com). Since we are discussing topic sentences in our book, the topic of this week’s post will be creating a topic sentence from a picture. Your directions are as follows;

Step 1: Find an interesting picture that illustrates a topic you would like to write about.

Step 2: Copy and paste onto the comment section.

Step 3: Write an interesting topic sentence for a paragraph on that topic. (Note: you need only write the topic sentence.)

Step 4: Look at other students’ pictures and read their topic sentences. Post comments to other students if you wish.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Here are some of my examples:

1. Deteriorating economic conditions have lead to an increase in cat burglary recently.

2. Felix suddenly realized he had entered the wrong house, and things were about to turn ugly.

3. Another benefit of allowing Americans to have guns is more protection from dangerous criminals.

1. Mary’s first job interview did not go exactly as planned.

2. There are many steps in making a good first impression.

1. An animal safari is a popular activity for the whole family.

2. The impression you make starts with the greeting you give someone.

3. Although fear can be a powerful motivator, overcoming your fears can be rather simple.

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Hi everyone,

In case some of you are having trouble  posting pictures it might be handiest to follow these instructions:

If you right click on the image it should say ‘view image’ or something like that. It will take you to a page where only the image is shown. If you copy that url and paste it here, I’m sure that will be fine – just be sure that it works before posting the comment :)

Here’s an example:
http://manboobz.blogspot.com/2010/10/quoteotd-david-futrelle-is-dancing.html

But if I right click on the image and then select view image I get this page:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5Eg-R1JJfsQ/TLKC7NG1tgI/AAAAAAAAALg/CmFNK7Pnu4U/s320/Donkey_Vector.jpg

I hope this helps  :)

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  1. OMG permalink
    September 8, 2011 12:12 am

    http://www.google.co.kr/imgres?q=funny%5C&hl=ko&newwindow=1&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=ct1bMMHgVRK8HM:&imgrefurl=http://pastorpaul.egloos.com/1329264&docid=SXle5_jOB5HpwM&w=500&h=430&ei=an1nTvjZM6OViAev__HsCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=294&vpy=98&dur=297&hovh=208&hovw=242&tx=154&ty=148&page=2&tbnh=136&tbnw=147&start=16&ndsp=11&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:16&biw=1024&bih=486
    (shame…shame on me…i have no idea how to post the picture on comment section..so this is what i can do. Plz let me know!)

    Topic sentense: Government should come up with countermeasure to deal with stray
    animals.

    • September 8, 2011 12:10 pm

      That’s a great picture!

    • proftodd permalink*
      September 8, 2011 1:58 pm

      Haha. Great picture.

      My suggestion: There are several rules of etiquette for eating food graciously with your fingers.

    • Chaily permalink
      September 8, 2011 11:29 pm

      And it may depend on dinner what makes you crave for waging wars.

    • September 14, 2011 9:59 pm

      I LIKE IT!!

  2. Chaily permalink
    September 8, 2011 11:11 pm


    Customers have a right to know with what legitimate materials the sustenace is made out of from Kroger.

  3. Chaily permalink
    September 8, 2011 11:15 pm

    Customers have a right to know with what legitimate materials the sustenace is made out of from Kroger.

    • proftodd permalink*
      September 12, 2011 8:04 pm

      lol. I like it. However, if you changed ‘drunken people’ to ‘drunkards’ it would be funnier, since we would assume ‘drunkards’ meant people, but it is actually a cat.

      • September 13, 2011 10:36 am

        I think it would be better if you changed ‘drunken people’ to ‘Todd’.

      • SHI permalink
        September 13, 2011 12:15 pm

        professor’s comments make me lol ! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
        I don’t know how to express “ㅋㅋㅋㅋ” in English. ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  4. MR.AHN permalink
    September 10, 2011 3:18 am

    http://blog.naver.com/ajh3105

    The monkey is very arrogant but many people afraid of His eyes.
    (look menacingly at me) ㅠ.ㅠ

    • September 12, 2011 5:39 pm

      Which monkey are you talking about? 😉

    • MR.AHN permalink
      September 13, 2011 12:01 am

      Well I’d like to show you my photo, but cant
      Could u let me know how to upload my photo on this web site?

      • September 13, 2011 10:33 am

        I was joking with you 😉 I thought it was kind of funny because the woman and the monkey are kind of pulling the same face 🙂

        If you right click on the image it should say ‘view image’ or something like that. It will take you to a page where only the image is shown. If you copy that url and paste it here, I’m sure that will be fine – just be sure that it works before posting the comment 🙂

        Here’s an example:

        http://manboobz.blogspot.com/2010/10/quoteotd-david-futrelle-is-dancing.html – this is just the website for a picture of a donkey dancing (don’t ask me, it was the first thing that came into my head)

        But if I right click on the image and then select view image I get this page:

        I hope that helps in future if you have any exercises like this 🙂

  5. nbbcrw1 permalink
    September 12, 2011 1:16 pm

    http://ffffound.com/image/9b291624e6a321b57a3203414f96f24a924a39dd

    Topic: Alps is just a piece a cake for Napoleon

    • September 13, 2011 1:40 am

      They seem to make a good couple. ^^
      But I wonder what will happen to him after five seconds.

  6. Mr.H permalink
    September 12, 2011 8:59 pm

    http://weheartit.com/entry/8355221

    Topic Sentence.
    To think that early experiences matter this greatly, because it has always been a mystery until now as to why Chinese food gets the quickest delivery.

  7. September 12, 2011 9:28 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/antnssl

    Topic Sentence: The value of money has depreciated because of price inflation.

  8. Hwang Sung Won permalink
    September 12, 2011 9:33 pm

    http://www.cyworld.com/01056696663/7827645
    Topic: Thinking about diet too much is bad for diet.

  9. SUE permalink
    September 12, 2011 11:40 pm

    Topic : Do not spit out your gum on the side walk.

    • September 13, 2011 10:58 am

      Please check your link, it isn’t working.

  10. SUE permalink
    September 12, 2011 11:54 pm

    Topic : Do not spit out your gum on the street.

  11. nbbcrw1(B) permalink
    September 13, 2011 2:38 am

    Sorry I didn’t put (B) on my nickname.
    I am posting again
    http://ffffound.com/image/9b291624e6a321b57a3203414f96f24a924a39dd

    Topic: Alps is just a piece a cake for Napoleon

  12. SUE permalink
    September 13, 2011 8:40 am

    Topic : Do not spit out your gum on the street.

    It’s really hard to post comment. It continuously earase. T.T

  13. Haley permalink
    September 13, 2011 12:40 pm

    http://fimg1.pann.com/new/download.jsp?FileID=17927425

    Topic : Fast food Fasion reflects the trend of modern society.

  14. HJE permalink
    September 13, 2011 5:08 pm

    http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=104&oid=105&aid=0000016001

    Topic Sentence : The cat need to sleep in daytime even on aggressive dog’s back.

  15. Elly permalink
    September 13, 2011 7:20 pm

    http://www.newdaily.co.kr/news/article.html?no=89605

    A really good song can make listeners cry in the lyrics.

  16. bliss^.^ permalink
    September 13, 2011 9:18 pm

    http://photo.naver.com/view/2011061807494633607?page=1&view=today&sort=recent&param=201108_2&postType=photo

    1. You can’t judge people just by the appearance. (ex. clothes)

    2. Nobody can imitate the beauty of nature.

    • bliss^.^ permalink
      September 13, 2011 9:20 pm

      I am sorry but I can’t upload my picture…
      My picture is this.. a woman is drawing a flower picture.

  17. Mr. H Lee permalink
    September 13, 2011 9:32 pm

    Topic Sentence: With all the technological advancements nowadays sometimes some things are missed doing it the old fashioned way.

  18. naive49 permalink
    September 13, 2011 9:59 pm

    http://photo.naver.com/view/2011061807494633607?page=1&view=today&sort=recent&param=201108_2&postType=photo

    1.We tend to judge people just by the appearance. (ex. clothes)

    2. Nobody can express the total beauty of nature.

    I am sorry but I can’t upload my picture…
    My picture is the next one (maybe..for someone, it’s not the next one.)
    She is drawing a picture. roses…

    • naive49 permalink
      September 13, 2011 10:01 pm

      If there are many comments that I wrote in here…sorry…;( It’s very hard for me…haha…

  19. hye rin permalink
    September 14, 2011 12:14 am

    http://www.1funny.com/spicypizza.shtml

    Topic: The new spicy pizza can make our water shortages more seriously.

    • Kim yi eun permalink
      September 14, 2011 1:05 am

      I don’t know how to post exactly.(ㅜ.ㅜ) Do i post well?????

  20. Star permalink
    September 14, 2011 1:51 am

    (B)

    Topic Sentence ; There are several reasons for office worker to have abdominal obesity lately.

  21. mina kim permalink
    September 14, 2011 10:04 am

    i found this image on the internet. its not only funny but also makes me think about a responsibility of pet owner and how important a well trained pet is ..haha
    my writing is going to be included why do we have to take responsibility and train our pets.
    actually i dont know exactly its going to make sense.lol

    anyway my topic is “a properly brought-up pet is worth ten kids” (its a parody of an old saying “a properly brought-up daughter is worth ten sons.”)

    • mina kim permalink
      September 14, 2011 10:09 am

      ps-sorry for being late. just got back from countyside hehe 😛

  22. Olivia permalink
    September 14, 2011 2:55 pm

    http://postfiles16.naver.net/20110228_15/hun1056_1298857654341z7hEe_JPEG/columbia-tree.jpg?type=w2

    The outwear has powerful sun protection function as if the huge tree always follow behind.

  23. Yoo Ho Yeon permalink
    September 14, 2011 2:58 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/vm411s?Redirect=Log&logNo=7662975

    Topic Sentence : What you see is not everything

  24. Olivia permalink
    September 14, 2011 3:09 pm

    http://postfiles9.naver.net/20100630_184/hun1056_1277881904295GW9DR_jpg/sweet-white-dog_hun1056.jpg?type=w2

    The qualitiy of shampoo is good enough to make your dog’s hair soft like cotton candy.

  25. September 14, 2011 10:30 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/blue_sailer/120139666522

    Crimianl is getting more elaborate.

    • Chaily permalink
      September 22, 2011 8:26 pm

      Awww, that’s cute, lol!

  26. September 14, 2011 10:55 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/goldjin819/60140691076

    Topic Sentence :

    1)Love is yours if you want it.
    2)Do not hesitate, to love your enemies.

  27. (B) HSA permalink
    September 14, 2011 11:44 pm

    Nowadays, teenagers seem to have trouble knowing right from wrong.

  28. ED xotjr permalink
    September 15, 2011 12:51 am

    Topic : Children are more strongly influenced by friends than
    by parents in the process of their growth.

  29. September 15, 2011 2:15 am

    A yellow cat is stretching out to catch mice.

  30. Son Eun Kyeong permalink
    September 15, 2011 5:39 am

    http://bdnet.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=hotissue&wr_id=247&page=1

    Topic Sentence:It needs too much gasoline to drive these car.

  31. (b)Puella permalink
    September 15, 2011 8:35 am

    She keeps dreaming impossible dreams with a bear.

    • (b)Puella permalink
      September 15, 2011 8:42 am

      oh!

      I want to change a word ‘dreams’ to a word ‘love’…

  32. September 15, 2011 10:03 am

    Topic sentence : Chicken is a merciful animal but stupid animal

  33. September 15, 2011 10:22 am

    topic:don’t judge something by its looking

  34. September 15, 2011 10:27 am

    topic:how to fight over propaganda with humor

  35. September 15, 2011 10:29 am


    Topic: Racism is a deeply rooted prejudice which has existed for a long time.

  36. choi jung an(2) permalink
    September 15, 2011 2:00 pm

    the love between animals and human should be accepted followed the gay marriage.

  37. ya(A) permalink
    September 15, 2011 6:40 pm

    http://imgv.search.daum.net/viewer/search?w=imgviewer&SearchType=tab&ResultType=tab&SimilarYN=Y&q=%BF%F4%B1%E4%BB%E7%C1%F8&SortType=tab&lpp=30&page_offset=3&page=3&olpp=30&opage=5&od=794Qu400

    Topic sentence
    : Even though you are in a dangerous situation, there are always some ways to survive.

  38. ya(A) permalink
    September 16, 2011 2:07 pm

    http://imgv.search.daum.net/viewer/search?w=imgviewer&SearchType=tab&ResultType=tab&SimilarYN=Y&q=%BF%F4%B1%E4%BB%E7%C1%F8&SortType=tab&lpp=30&page_offset=3&page=3&olpp=30&opage=5&od=794Qu400

    Topic sentence
    : Even though you are in a dangerous situation, there are always some ways to survive.

  39. ya(A) permalink
    September 16, 2011 2:52 pm

    http://fimg1.pann.com/new/download.jsp?FileID=18005726

    topic sentence
    ; Using some tools, we can have plastic surgeries by ourselves enen at home.

  40. ya(A) permalink
    September 16, 2011 2:55 pm

    Please Note: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    http://fimg1.pann.com/new/download.jsp?FileID=18005726

    topic sentence
    ; Using some tools, we can have plastic surgeries by ourselves enen at home.

  41. ya(A) permalink
    September 16, 2011 2:59 pm

    Please Note: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    http://imgv.search.daum.net/viewer/search?w=imgviewer&SearchType=tab&ResultType=tab&SimilarYN=Y&q=%BF%F4%B1%E4%BB%E7%C1%F8&SortType=tab&lpp=30&page_offset=3&page=3&olpp=30&opage=5&od=794Qu400

    Topic sentence
    : Even though you are in a dangerous situation, there are always some ways to survive.

  42. Rina You (A) permalink
    September 17, 2011 8:22 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/winner4you?Redirect=Log&logNo=130113276774

    Topic : Bath is one of best plan Remove stress.

  43. Judy Hwang permalink
    September 25, 2011 8:40 am

    This is tennis superstar Maria Sharapova posing with her diamond studded canon camera. Real diamonds!!

    TS: Thesedays female athletes earn more money by being more commercial than athletic.

  44. Ji Su Park (B) permalink
    September 26, 2011 2:37 pm

    Topic sentence: For some reasons, bearing crying is not good for your health.

  45. Kim TaeGyeong(B) permalink
    September 30, 2011 12:34 pm

    http://cafe.naver.com/xenors.cafe?iframe_url=/ArticleRead.nhn%3Farticleid=94&

    Second Picture

    We always have to do something through proper ways.

  46. jasmine permalink
    December 5, 2011 8:48 pm

    http://postfiles1.naver.net/20110514_96/rlqnswhdmsgk_1305363184672OQLxJ_JPEG/%C0%E7%B9%CC%C0%D6%B4%C2%BB%E7%C1%F8_456.jpg?type=w3

    1. Sometime, the simplest way can solve the most difficult problem.

    2. If you are the conscientious man, you will not take the towel that is written as ‘훔친수건=stolen towel’

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