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Have out your rough draft. Print a copy to room 2308 NOW! . Prepare to edit…. #1 – Checking Elaboration. Underline sentences throughout entire essay alternating colors. Count the number of sentences in each paragraph. Check for elaboration.

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### Have out your rough draft. Print a copy to room 2308 NOW!

Prepare to edit….

• Underline sentences throughout entire essay alternating colors.

• Count the number of sentences in each paragraph.

• Check for elaboration.

• Check for sentence variety: simple, compound, complex, compound-complex

• Add sentences/details as needed.

• Draw a triangle on the first word of each sentence.

• After all words are “triangled,” start at the beginning of the essay and read each word.

• Check for variety of sentence beginnings. If two consecutive words are the same, consider changing one to achieve a more interesting essay.

• A lot/ Alot

• Very

• Many

• Some

• Replace or eliminate the word.

• Circle each contraction in your essay.

• Write out each correction.

• Helps create a formal style for your essay.

• Place a square around each comma.

• Check that the comma is doing one of the following:

1. Introducing a dependent clause

2. Items in a series

3. Joining 2 sentences with a coordinating conjunction.

4. Introducing dialogue

• Circle each semicolon.

• Make sure it is connecting 2 complete sentences (contains a subject and a verb)

• Circle each “to be” verb in your essay.

• Count the total number of “to be” verbs.

• Eliminate half by rewriting the sentence, substituting another word, moving the end of your sentence to the beginning.

• Improves the sound and style of your essay. Keeps essay from sounding too simplistic.

• Check that your thesis statement is an “umbrella” covering your entire essay.

• Make sure that every word is specific, significant and effective.

• Highlight the entire thesis with a new color.

• Read first paragraph and then read concluding paragraph. In their a connection? Continuity?

• Revise if necessary

#9 been– Essay MLA Format

• Entire heading & text are double spaced

• Title is centered

• Last name, page # on upper rt. Corner of the second page.

• Heading is in the following order:

• Your name

• Mrs. Phillips

• English 1301 – pd.

• 24 September 2013