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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
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
AEC x 3

11 sentences per body paragraph

Topic Sentence (1)

Quotes (3)

Assertions (3)

Commentaries (3)

Concluding Sentence (1)

2 nd person pronouns
2nd person Pronouns

you

your

yours

Yourself

You’re

1 st person pronouns
1st person Pronouns

I, me, my, mine, myself

our, ours, ourselves

we, us

lead ins
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
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
Documentation
  • 1984:
    • Orwell

Check for:

  • Spelling
  • Name in Lead-in & documentation?
  • Page # (book)
  • n.pag. (articles)
  • Last name ONLY
contractions
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
Symbols

@

&

#

$

%

text twitter abbreviations
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
slide11
THAT

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

well and so
WELL and SO

Too conversational

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

a lot and things
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
Literary Present
  • Skim entire paper for references to the novel:
    • Are all references made in present tense?
miscellaneous
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
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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