November 4, 2013
What is Halloween anyways? (INTENTIONAL FRAGMENT FOR RHETORIC PURPOSES). To me, Halloween allows people to wear costumes throughout the week without looking like fools. Because most people grow up wearing costumes on the day of this holiday, college students decide to wear different costumes for the entire week! (A SENTENCE THAT BEGINS WITH BECAUSE). In fact, my roommate Beau and the other friends (COMPOUND SUBJECT) are not exactly fools when he and they do what other college students would consider “normal.” (COMPOUND SUBJECT WITH TWO PERSONAL PRONOUNS). However, to me, dressing up for Halloween on four different occasions is not normal! (SENTENCE WITH HOWEVER CORRECTLY PUNCTUATED). Even though my comment is no better than anyone else’s, these daily costumes are ruining Halloween by, first, not making Halloween as fun; second, exposing children to inappropriate outfits; and, third, creating way too much work for law enforcement on the week leading to Halloween. (SEMICOLON AS SUPERCOMMA). As a friend, I feel that Halloween is not nearly as fun as it was when I was younger; as a roommate, I feel that I needed to support my roommate with any kind of activity that he wants to partake in. (COMPOUND SENTENCE WITH SEMICOLON THAT CONNECTS TWO MIRRORED SENTENCES). Through witnessing and observing the friends I have in my neighborhood, October 31, also known as Halloween, is more than just a single day in the college culture; it is a week. (COMPOUND SENTENCE USING A SEMICOLON TO CONNECT A LOOONG SENTENCE WITH A SHORT SENTENCE) Although college could ruin it, Halloween is my favorite holiday. (COMPLEX SENTENCE - 10 OR FEWER WORDS) In fact, this year, college professors allowed me and us to skip the day of Halloween. (COMPOUNDED DIRECT OBJECT WITH TWO PERSONAL PRONOUNS).