For this short, skills assignment, you'll be doing something very much like the last one:
Read a guide to learn some concepts, then complete a DIY "worksheet" in which you show these skills.
HERE'S THE GUIDE :) to SENTENCE COMBINING
The most important part of this brief assignment is to read, reread, work through, and study all the examples in this guide to "sentence combining." We will of course be spending MORE time on this during the first semester, but I'm assigning this now so that you have at least a solid working knowledge of these terms and concepts. That means you'll at least know all the terms, their definitions, their "basic" rules and errors, and how to identify these grammatical structures. Only their proper use and mastery will be left for you to practice and grow into.
Working in your favor: this guide is quite complete, filled with examples, all elaborately color-coded and annotated.
Also working for you: learning them now, and having some time to review, forget, restudy, and relearn, will really help you lock them in during the school year, giving you a head start that past students didn't have on these skills. Time is on your side.
NOW, by noon on Friday, August 5, post as a comment below:
Instructions for written assignment
Basic goal: use the techniques of sentence combining to create a DIY-"Worksheet" of 10 complex sentences that each use different combining techniques without violating any of the grammar problems (like misplaced modifiers) or style weaknesses of weak verbs, passive voice, etc.
For raw material, use any of the articles referred to by the Juniors in their reviews/summaries posted below. You may draw all your sentences from just one article, or from multiple ones.
Each of your ten sentences must:
+use at least one type of phrase from the list.
+use at least one type of dependent clause from the list.
+Link a "show" (a quote or detail from your source) to a summary, interpretation or generalization about the importance of that detail. (a "tell")
+include a label at the beginning that lists the techniques used, in order, using PC to indicate the primary clause.
-make all sentences the same pattern: all should vary their order and structure of elements
-repeatedly use only some techniques: use a different combination for each sentence so that you use all phrase and clause types at least 2x.
See my example on the first comment