1st 2 sentences follow the "question-answer" format; no more than 2 be verbs; begin 1 sentence w/ paired adj; begin 1 sentence w/ a present -ing participial phrase
What mammal runs like a speeding vehicle? This large dog like animal in size and build is a cheetah. The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard and found in the savannas of Africa and India, occupies from fourteen square miles to 322 square miles, depending on gender. Purring and hissing, these carnivores also growl, whine, and make bird-like calls to communicate with other cheetahs. For speed Acinonyx jubatus’ claws are non-retractable and for antiglare, they have black tears all the way down to the mouth; both characteristics make them run faster and more agile. Sprinting after their prey, these solitary, black-spotted animals use their long, flexible bodies to bend leading to faster strides. Running approximately sixty to seventy miles per hour, cheetahs become a sensational spectacle to all.
Lesson 10: Writing a Concise Biography
no more than 1 be verb; begin 1 sentence w/ paired adj., a present participle; used an appositive in the topic sentence; begin closing sent. w/ an 'ly adverb; only allowed 5 sentences
The Great Emancipator
Born in Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln received little education, only reading and writing, but his determined mind persuaded him to develop skills and grow into a self-taught lawyer, in the great state of Illinois. Rising up in politics, Abe matured into the sixteenth President of the United States in the 1860 election. Honest and humble, Lincoln gained an enormous amount of fame in history, especially because of the Civil War, signing the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, and becoming the first Republican President. The Railsplitter overcame quantities of harsh words from the South during the Civil War, and also avoided assassination several times. Sadly, this inspiration eventually failed to escape and in 1865 was assassinated at a celebration honoring the Civil War’s end.