Warm-Up: Setting Up Your Clocking Cover Sheet. 1) Number every line in your essay. Ignore double-spaced gaps. 2) Set up a clean sheet like this: Your name Date Title of your essay CLOCKING CRITERIA Reader’s Name Errors w/Line #s. Clocking for “I Believe” Essay.
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1) Number every line in your essay. Ignore double-spaced gaps.
2) Set up a clean sheet like this:
Your name Date
Title of your essay
CRITERIA Reader’s Name Errors w/Line #s
AP English Language and Composition
Austin High School
DC (or Non-essential modifier) at the start
DC Marker: because, before, since, while, although, if, until, when, after, as, as if, etc.
Number Subject Verb
Point of View Present Past (add-ed)
Singular (one) I voice (1st) I walk. I walked.
You voice (2nd) You walk. You walked.
He/she/it voice (3rd) He walks. She walked.
(-s or –es)
Plural We voice (1st) We walk. We walked.
(more than one)You voice (2nd) You walk. You walked.
They voice (3rd) They walk. They walked.
“This shows how the narrator cannot establish his own identity…”
“This shows why the narrator cannot establish his own identity…”
AP English III
22 September 2010
Correct MLA Format
It is vital that you correctly format your essay according
to MLA conventions. Make sure to double-space all lines,
including the title and header. Include your last name and
page number at the top right of the header. Use 1”
margins. Make sure your title is formatted in the same
fashion as the body of the essay—do not use bold,
italicized, or underlined text in the title.
See Trimmer’s A Guide to MLA Documentation:
Nonprint Sources 9
Reference (and examples) 14-15