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Manuscript Form. Unit 1 Pages 2-3. What is Manuscript Form?. Standards for writing pieces; required for all work in this class Clean, good quality, white paper Only use one side of the paper Respect the margins, they should be approximately one-inch on each side

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Manuscript form

Manuscript Form

Unit 1

Pages 2-3


What is manuscript form

What is Manuscript Form?

  • Standards for writing pieces; required for all work in this class

  • Clean, good quality, white paper

  • Only use one side of the paper

  • Respect the margins, they should be approximately one-inch on each side

  • Double space when handwriting and typing

  • Indent new paragraphs a half inch

  • Basic font

  • Heading with name, date, class, and assignment name aligned to the right

  • Only black ink


1 abbreviations

1. Abbreviations

  • Abbreviate:

    • A. Mr., Mrs., Dr.

    • B. B.A., M.D., Ph.D.

    • C. Jr., Sr.

    • D. Rev., Hon.

    • E. A.M., P.M., A.D., B.C.

    • F. Well-known organizations

  • Do not abbreviate simple words


Numbers

Numbers

  • A. In nonscientific writing, spell out all numbers of one or two words.

    • Except for year numbers and numbers referring to parts of a book

  • B. If several numbers refer to similar things, maintain formatting.

  • C. Do not start a sentence with a figure; write it out.

  • D. Write out order numbers.

  • E. Names of streets should be written out.


Dividing words

Dividing Words

  • Try to avoid dividing words on lines.

  • A. Do NOT divide one-syllable words.

  • B. Divide only between pronounceable syllables.

  • C. Do not divide after a single letter.

  • D. Do not carry over a two-letter syllable.

  • E. Divide words with prefixes after the prefix.

  • F. Divide words with a double consonant between the consonants.

  • G. Divide hyphenated words only at the hyphen.


Capitalization

Capitalization

Unit 3

Pages 8-12


Capitalizing proper nouns

Capitalizing Proper Nouns

  • A. Particular persons

    • Ryan White

  • B. Particular places

    • Continents—Europe

    • Countries—Brazil

    • Regions—the East

    • States—Maine

    • Cities—Bangor

    • Islands—Bainbridge Island

    • Bodies of water—Lena Lake

    • Streets—Alaskan Viaduct

    • Mountains—Katadhin

  • Parks—Olympic National Park

  • C. Particular things

    • Special organizations—Congress

    • Calendar items—March

    • Historical events—Middle Ages

    • Nationalities, race, and religions

    • Languages and course titles—Spanish, Algebra I

    • Brand names—Honda

    • Monuments, bridges, buildings, planets, and documents


  • Capitalizing proper nouns1

    Capitalizing Proper Nouns

    • D. Words referring to the Deity and Holy Scripture

      • Son of God, the Almighty, the Holy Spirit

      • Do not capitalize the word god when referring to pagan deities.

    • E. Words formed from proper nouns

      • Abbreviations—IRS (Internal Revenue Service)

      • Proper adjectives—English, Victorian

    • F. Common nouns or adjectives when they are part of a proper name

      • Evergreen Christian School, Fort Lewis


    Informational reading

    Informational Reading


    Manuscript form

    What is informational reading?

    • Any writing that conveys information about the natural or social world

    • Examples: textbooks, magazine and newspaper articles, nonfiction books

      Why practice reading informational text?

    • Avoid missing important information

    • Streamline learning

    • Simplify note-taking


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    What will we learn about?

    • Features of informational text, such as:

      • Font size, bold type, headings, graphics, captions, table of contents, index

    • Reading strategies

    • Note-taking strategies

      What will we read from?

    • Science, history and math textbooks

    • Bible

    • Other nonfiction texts


    Textbook scavenger hunt

    Textbook Scavenger Hunt


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