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Choose your own adventure ( sort of ). Making it through the home stretch of the research analysis paper. Individualized Writing Plan. Every day in class, you will need to set a goal for yourself for your paper The focus is on individual accomplishments and personal potential

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choose your own adventure sort of

Choose your own adventure (sort of)

Making it through the home stretch of the research analysis paper

individualized writing plan
Individualized Writing Plan
  • Every day in class, you will need to set a goal for yourself for your paper
  • The focus is on individual accomplishments and personal potential
  • NO ONE is “done” until next Friday, 2/24!
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Individualized Writing Plan
  • Choose two goals to complete by the beginning of class Tuesday
  • Write the goal numbers on the front of your research folder
  • If you do not have that step completed when you arrive to class the following day, you will receive a zero in the grade book
  • On Tuesday, you will select one goal for Wednesday, etc…
what step are you on mandatory steps
What step are you on? MANDATORY STEPS:

1. Finish researching and reading sources

2. Complete FULL outline (including “buckets,” body paragraphs, AND specific evidence from primary text

3. Complete full draft, including conclusion

4. Quote blending (using all 3 types)

5. In-text citations (paraphrases and direct quotes)

6. Works Cited

7. Polish MLA formatting

what step are you on optional steps
What step are you on? OPTIONAL STEPS:
  • Draw more conclusions about historical evidence.
  • Make connections to literature more specific
  • Deepen and focus analysis; add more commentary and explanation – look for missed opportunities for analysis
  • Improve logic and clarity; find and revise points of missed logic and explanation. Add connections and transitions between ideas
  • Revise for conciseness, removing wordy and fluffy phrases.
  • Strengthen diction, revising informal or dull language
  • Eliminate “to be” verbs and strengthen verbs
  • Change passive voice to active voice
  • Eliminate ambiguous words: this, that, things
  • Parallel structure for thesis and topic sentences