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Announcing. TAKE THESE OUT: This quote means that… This quote supports the topic because … This means that… This is important because… This shows… This means…. AEC x 3. 11 sentences per body paragraph Topic Sentence (1) Quotes (3) Assertions (3) Commentaries (3)

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Announcing

TAKE THESE OUT:

This quote means that…

This quote supports the topic because…

This means that…

This is important because…

This shows…

This means…


AEC x 3

11 sentences per body paragraph

Topic Sentence (1)

Quotes (3)

Assertions (3)

Commentaries (3)

Concluding Sentence (1)


2nd person Pronouns

you

your

yours

Yourself

You’re


1st person Pronouns

I, me, my, mine, myself

our, ours, ourselves

we, us


Lead-ins

Somebody said (only 2)

Blended

Sentence (check for a colon)

*At least one of each!

*No more than 2 “Somebody Says…”


End Punctuation

  • Periods, etc.

  • After documentation

    Grant says, “Jefferson, you are not a hog” (Gaines 45).

    Exception: exclamation points, question marks

    Janie shouts, “Get out ma house!” (Hurston 4).

    Puzzled, Nanny inquires, “Whassamatta wit youse, Janie?” (Hurston 21).

    *Period at the end of every bibliography on the Works Cited page.


Documentation

  • 1984:

    • Orwell

Check for:

  • Spelling

  • Name in Lead-in & documentation?

  • Page # (book)

  • n.pag. (articles)

  • Last name ONLY


Contractions

  • Isn’t

  • Don’t

  • Can’t

  • Didn’t

  • Wouldn’t

  • Couldn’t

  • Shouldn’t

  • Won’t

  • Aren’t

  • Haven’t

  • Doesn’t

  • Hadn’t

  • They’re

  • We’re

  • She’d

  • He’d

  • They’d

  • It’s


Symbols

@

&

#

$

%


Text/Twitter Abbreviations

  • 4=for, four

  • u=you

  • i=I

  • Cuz=because

  • B4=before

  • Luv=love

  • B/w=between

  • w/=with, w/o=without

  • idk=I don’t know

  • Btw=by the way

  • Fyi=for your information

  • Omg=oh my goodness

  • b/c=because

  • 2=to, too, two

  • Ur=your

  • Ily= I love you. (aww)<3


THAT

Try the sentence without it… if it makes sense, cross it out.


WELL and SO

Too conversational

These are not conjunctions or transitions for a formal research paper.


A LOT and THINGS

Absolutely NOWHERE in the paper (unquoted) should there be “a lot.”

Many, more, several, plethora, variety, various, numerous, abundance, profusion…

The word “THINGS” is vague.


Literary Present

  • Skim entire paper for references to the novel:

    • Are all references made in present tense?


Miscellaneous

  • The Party = it, its

  • Helping verbs = Passive Voice

  • Be Active!!!

  • Check & double-check subject/verb agreement

  • Don’t be vague!

    • Stand-alone this, that, these, those, etc. = VAGUE


First Page

4 lines:

Your name

Mrs. Vickrey

Honors Brit Lit/? Block

30 September 2013

Title: centered; title of play in italics, not in bold, not quotation marks

Header NOT on first page!

Paragraphs indented


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