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Where I Stand. A Personal Persuasive Essay. Essay Criteria. Two copies of your final draft (one with your real name and one without your real name) Essay should be typed and double-spaced with one inch margins in Times New Roman 12 point font. Your essay should have eight paragraphs:

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Where i stand

Where I Stand

A Personal Persuasive Essay


Essay criteria
Essay Criteria

  • Two copies of your final draft (one with your real name and one without your real name)

  • Essay should be typed and double-spaced with one inch margins in Times New Roman 12 point font.

  • Your essay should have eight paragraphs:

    • I am…, I love…, I believe…, I don’t like…, I have…, I want…, I prefer…, and a conclusion


Show don t tell
“Show Don’t Tell”

  • Make sure that your writing is as vivid and relatable as possible with the inclusion of

    • Details, details, details

    • Stories, stories, stories



Look out for these
Look out for these:

  • Be careful with their/there/they’re, it’s/its, you’re/your, and to/two/too.

  • “A lot” is two words, but avoid using a lot, very, etc. because these words can undermine your ideas.

  • Write out numbers less than 100, but 100 and up can be numbers. This doesn’t apply to dates.

  • With Mom, Dad, etc. capitalize it unless it is preceded by “my.”


Big grammar errors 10 points each
“Big Grammar” Errors (10 Points Each)

  • Sentence Fragment – “Because my family believes in Him”

  • Run-On Sentence – “I have played soccer for six years and it is my favorite thing to do.”

  • Subject / Verb Agreement – “On the inside, we is all the same.”

  • Ambiguous Pronoun / Antecedent – “My brothers do not get along, but I really get along with him.”


Peer editing and revising
Peer Editing and Revising

  • Read your essay aloud to your desk partner and actively listen to your desk partner read his or hers to you.

  • Pass your essay back and look over the essay of the person in front of you. Essays at the back of the row go to the front.

  • Complete the first column of the Peer Editing Sheet for the person in front of you.

  • Pass the essays sideways. Read this person’s essay carefully and complete the second column of the Peer Editing Sheet.

  • Get your essay back and begin looking at the suggestions and improving your work and complete the “Where I Stand Essay Checklist”


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