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Constructed Response. Mrs. Kate Hendrix Madison Central High School. How to Write Better and Win Friends. Buddy, Buddy. Use last names (not first names) Keep the tone formal DON’T USE 1 ST PERSON OR 2 ND PERSON. Know Your Stuff.

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Constructed response

Constructed Response

Mrs. Kate Hendrix

Madison Central High School


How to write better and win friends

How to Write Better and Win Friends


Buddy buddy

Buddy, Buddy

  • Use last names (not first names)

  • Keep the tone formal

  • DON’T USE 1ST PERSON OR 2ND PERSON.


Know your stuff

Know Your Stuff

  • Make sure that the literary device you refer to is actually the one you cite.

  • Understand your argument before trying to support it

  • Spell people’s names right (DOUGLASS not Douglas, for example!)


Form and function

Form and Function

  • Paragraphs should have no fewer than 3 good sentences.

  • Use correct grammar and punctuation.

  • There/they’re/their. ‘nuf said.


Argue like a pro

Argue Like a Pro

  • Include a clear thesis statement in your introduction

  • Give details…Show, don’t tell

  • Use strong words correctly.

    • Avoid words like “thing” and “a lot.”

  • Use strong examples that illustrate your argument.

  • Incorporate quotes into your sentences…


Wait incorporate quotes into my sentences

Wait…Incorporate quotes INTO my sentences?

But how?


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