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What in the world is Mr. Beckett’s system for grading papers?. First, numbers. 1 – Avoid contractions 2 – Thesis/argument problems 3 – Evidence/reasoning problems 4 – Weak opening/conclusion 5 – Generalized account. You recapped the story. 6 – Avoid 1 st person 7 – Proofread

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first numbers
First, numbers.
  • 1 – Avoid contractions
  • 2 – Thesis/argument problems
  • 3 – Evidence/reasoning problems
  • 4 – Weak opening/conclusion
  • 5 – Generalized account. You recapped the story.
  • 6 – Avoid 1st person
  • 7 – Proofread
  • 8 – Paragraphs/organization problems
  • 9 – Ideas in conclusion not present in your paper
  • 10 – Avoid rhetorical questions/statements/hypotheticals
  • 11 – Fact issues
second sentiments
Second, sentiments

A-E-T/C – Argument, evidence, transition/conclusion. Paragraph style.

“So” or “so what” – Why does whatever you wrote matter? What is the big deal? What’s good or bad?

“eh?” or “?” – No idea what you are getting at

“Santa Claus” -- If lying about figures is bad, then should I not lie about Santa to my kids?

“Fact Darts” – throwing facts on a wall with no organization or purpose.

suggestions
Suggestions

Write a thesis. Focus your paper around proving that thesis. Make sure your conclusion recaps that thesis.

Don’t bring up anything new in your conclusion.

Don’t be hokey

Don’t dawdle, dilly-dally, or write hogwash.

Outline.