My first day of school was so bad that I know the rest will have to be better .

First, I went to the wrong classroom for math. I was sitting in the class, surrounded by people taking notes and paying attention to how to do equations, which would have been okay if I was supposed to be in an algebra class. In reality, I was supposed to be in geometry, and when I discovered my error, I had already missed the first twenty minutes of a one-hour class. When I got to the correct class, all twenty-five students turned and looked at me as the teacher said, “ ou!re late." #hat would have been bad enough, but in my ne$t class my history teacher spoke so fast I could not follow most of what he said. #he only thing I did hear was that we were having a qui% tomorrow over today!s lecture. &y day seemed to be going better during botany class, that is, until we visited the lab. I had a snee%ing fit because of one of the plants in the lab and had to leave the room. When I finally finished my classes for the day, I discovered I had locked my keys in the car and had to wait for my brother to bring another set. &y first day of college was a disaster. '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' My first day of school was so bad that I know the rest will have to be better . First, I went to the wrong classroom for math. I was sitting in the class, surrounded by people taking notes and paying attention to how to do equations, which would have been okay if I was supposed to be in an algebra class. In reality, I was supposed to be in geometry, and when I discovered my error, I had already missed the first twenty minutes of a one-hour class. When I got to the correct class, all twenty-five students turned and looked at me as the teacher said, “ ou!re late." #hat would have been bad enough, but in my ne$t class my history teacher spoke so fast I could not follow most of what he said. #he only thing I did hear was that we were having a qui% tomorrow over today!s lecture. &y day seemed to be going better during botany class, that is, until we visited the lab. I had a snee%ing fit because of one of the plants in the lab and had to leave the room. When I finally finished my classes for the day, I discovered I had locked my keys in the car and had to wait for my brother to bring another set. &y first day of college was a disaster. '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' My first day of school was so bad that I know the rest will have to be better . First, I went to the wrong classroom for math. I was sitting in the class, surrounded by people taking notes and paying attention to how to do equations, which would have been okay if I was supposed to be in an algebra class. In reality, I was supposed to be in geometry, and when I discovered my error, I had already missed the first twenty minutes of a one-hour class. When I got to the correct class, all twenty-five students turned and looked at me as the teacher said, “ ou!re late." #hat would have been bad enough, but in my ne$t class my history teacher spoke so fast I could not follow most of what he said. #he only thing I did hear was that we were having a qui% tomorrow over today!s lecture. &y day seemed to be going better during botany class, that is, until we visited the lab. I had a snee%ing fit because of one of the plants in the lab and had to leave the room. When I finally finished my classes for the day, I discovered I had locked my keys in the car and had to wait for my brother to bring another set. &y first day of college was a disaster. &y hometown is famous for several ama%ing natural features. First, it is noted for the Wheaton (iver, which is very wide and beautiful. )n either side of this river, which is

#here are no trees around this hill. ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' &y hometown is famous for several ama%ing natural features. #his tree stands two hundred feet tall and is probably about si$ hundred years old. feet wide. feet wide. it is noted for the Wheaton (iver. so it stands clearly against the sky and can be seen from many miles away. #his tree stands two hundred feet tall and is probably about si$ hundred years old. #hese three landmarks are truly ama%ing and make my hometown a famous place. on the other side of the town is Wheaton . #his tree stands two hundred feet tall and is probably about si$ hundred years old.ill. /ven though it is steep. /ven though it is steep. it is noted for the Wheaton (iver. /ven though it is steep.*+. #he third ama%ing feature is the 0ig )ld #ree. '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' ''''' . In autumn the leaves of these trees fall and cover the riverbanks like golden snow. are many willow trees which have long branches that can move gracefully in the wind.ill. because there are some firm rocks along the sides that can be used as stairs. #here are no trees around this hill. so it stands clearly against the sky and can be seen from many miles away. feet wide. )n either side of this river. which is unusual because it is very steep. #hese three landmarks are truly ama%ing and make my hometown a famous place. #he third ama%ing feature is the 0ig )ld #ree.ill. In autumn the leaves of these trees fall and cover the riverbanks like golden snow. -lso. climbing this hill is not dangerous. are many willow trees which have long branches that can move gracefully in the wind. )n either side of this river. First. #he third ama%ing feature is the 0ig )ld #ree. #here are no trees around this hill. In autumn the leaves of these trees fall and cover the riverbanks like golden snow. #hese three landmarks are truly ama%ing and make my hometown a famous place. which is very wide and beautiful. -lso. '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' &y hometown is famous for several ama%ing natural features. because there are some firm rocks along the sides that can be used as stairs. which is unusual because it is very steep. which is very wide and beautiful. climbing this hill is not dangerous. so it stands clearly against the sky and can be seen from many miles away. on the other side of the town is Wheaton . because there are some firm rocks along the sides that can be used as stairs. are many willow trees which have long branches that can move gracefully in the wind. First. on the other side of the town is Wheaton . which is *+. -lso. which is unusual because it is very steep. climbing this hill is not dangerous. which is *+.

attracted many people from rural areas.12 of the /arth3s population lives in urban areas. such as sports stadiums. even though he is over eighty years of age. the increasing industriali%ation of the nineteenth century resulted in the creation of many factory 4obs. for this reason. cities have grown so large that now about . 5o my father is in better shape than some of his children are6 . which tended to be located in cities. Words to show cause and effect: Since. due to + noun phrase. whereas before he would eat fatty red meat and deep-fried dishes several times a week. entertainment. and therefore drew them away from rural communities. 5econd. so. as the cities grew.e has more energy as a result. First. . because of + noun phrase. #hese 4obs. and culture. therefore. . because. consequently.e swims three times a week at the local gym.is good health is also since his cutting down on the wrong kinds of foods. . For one thing.e is also in good physical shape as a consequence his devotion to e$ercise. For many people. #he promise of a better education persuaded many families to leave farming communities and move to the cities. as a result. and on sunny days he prefers to walk home rather than take the bus. theaters. . nowadays he seldom does so. people established places of leisure. there were many schools established to educate the children of the new factory laborers.In recent decades. with their promise of a better material life. these facilities made city life appear more interesting than life on the farm. ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' #here are several possible reasons why my father is in e$cellent health. . Finally. #here are several reasons for this occurrence. For e$ample. he is in e$cellent condition he because has stopped smoking cigarettes. and museums.e quit smoking cigarettes because of whenever he climbed stairs he would invariably stop several times and cough loudly. etc.

Similarly. (ne way in which ! is similar to " is #that$ Another way in which ! is similar to " is #that$ Contrast: . For e$ample. Likewise.og-9alling 9ontest. Similarly. First. In the same way. the town of 5ubnormal boasts the beautiful campus of :uark 9ollege. #hirdly. has a population of only about *1. is home to 8eutron 9ollege. for e$ample.. which is well known for its -gricultural /ngineering department and also for its yearly .Comparison: &y hometown and my college town have several things in common.111 people when the college students are attending classes. Likewise. 5ubnormal. the same the same as also .111 local residents. #his population swells to *. " %&erb' In like manner.111 people. my college town. 5ubnormal lies in the center of farmland which is used to raise hogs and cattle. 7ridlock. 7ridlock. ! is similar to " in that #they$ ! and " are similar in that #they$ Like !. 7ridlock is surrounded by many acres of farmland which is devoted mainly to growing corn and soybeans. consists of about **. too both In the same way. which is famous for its -gricultural /conomics program as well as for its annual 9orn-Watching Festival. A second way in which these two towns are similar is that they are both located in rural areas. these towns are similar in that they contain college campuses. my hometown. both are small rural communities.

#he two states also differ in the kinds of natural environments that each has.. but (hode Island has less than one million. having an area of only *.. the physical si%e of each state is different. .5. (hode Island lies on the -tlantic )cean and does have a significant coastline. For e$ample. (hode Island is located in a temperate %one and receives an average of << inches of rain per year. )owe&er. consisting of large desert areas that do not receive much rainfall every year.=*< square miles. they are strikingly different in many ways For e$ample. In contrast. Another difference is in the si%e of the population of each state. -ri%ona is a very dry state./ven though -ri%ona and (hode Island are both states of the . whereas (hode Island is only about a tenth the si%e. but . -ri%ona has about four million people living in it.111 square miles. In addition. )owe&er. yet (n the other hand. *y contrast. while -ri%ona is a landlocked state and thus has no seashore. having an area of **<. -ri%ona is large. e&en thou+h + %sentence' althou+h + %sentence' whereas + %sentence' unlike + %sentence' while + %sentence' ne&ertheless .

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