Day 1
The poem “Ex Basketball Player” was written by John Updike
An athlete who missed their chance for success often appears in Updike’s work
Use of hyphen with the prefix exUse of active voice to improve style
Pronoun agreement with antecedent
Day 1
John Updike wrote the poem “Ex-Basketball Player.”
Use of hyphen with the prefix exUse of active voice to improve style
Athletes who missed their chance for success often appear in Updike’s
work.
Pronoun agreement with antecedent
Day 2
“Ex-Basketball Player is a poem, and it tells about a former athlete, and the
athlete’s name is Flick Webb.
His life as a star player is over. Flick now works at a place where they fix cars.
Revision of stringy sentence
Use of specific noun to improve style
Use of absolute phrase to combine sentences
Inclusion of closing quotation marks
Day 2
The poem “Ex-Basketball Player” tells about a former athlete named Flick
Webb.
Revision of stringy sentence
Inclusion of closing quotation marks
His life as a start player over, Flick now works at a garage.
Use of absolute phrase to combine sentences
Use of specific noun to improve style
Day 3
At the time in which he was a basketball player, Flick had used his skillful
hands for dribbling.
He now merely uses his hands for unskilled labor.
Correction of misplaced modifier
Verb tense compatibility
Revision of wordy sentence
Day 3
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At the time in which
had
When he was a basketball player, Flick used his skillful hands for
dribbling.
Revision of wordy sentence
Verb tense compatibility
He now uses his hands merely for unskilled labor.
Correction of misplaced modifier
Day 4
I felt badly when I read the poem about Flick Webb.
The poem really made me realize how easy it is for people to loose sight of their
dreams.
Use of predicate adjective after linking verb
Correction of commonly confused words
Elimination of overused adverb
Day 4
I felt bad when I read the poem about Flick Webb.
Use of predicate adjective after linking verb
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really
The poem made me realize how easy it is for people to lose sight of their
dreams.
Elimination of overused adverb
Correction of commonly confused words
Day 5
Tanya said she “liked Updike’s use of colloquial language.”
She cited a example of a colloquial phrase, reading the poem.
Correct indefinite article
Elimination of quotation marks around indirect
Correction of misplaced participle
quotation
Day 5
Tanya said she liked Updike’s use of colloquial language.
Elimination of quotation marks around indirect quotation
Reading the poem, she cited an example of a colloquial phrase.
Correct indefinite article
Correction of misplace participle