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Labeling Your Composition Book. Please follow directions carefully. A mislabeled notebook is very difficult to correct. Claim It!. On the front cover, use a permanent marker (Sharpie) to write: First and Last Name Your class period. Open your notebook….

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Labeling your composition book

Labeling Your Composition Book

Please follow directions carefully. A mislabeled notebook is very difficult to correct.

Claim it
Claim It!

  • On the front cover, use a permanent marker (Sharpie) to write:

    • First and Last Name

    • Your class period

Open your notebook
Open your notebook…

  • Write your name and today’s date in the center of the first page. This is your Title Page.

Turn the page look at the back of your title page
Turn the page. Look at the back of your Title Page.

  • At the top of this page write: Table of Contents.

  • Place a small number 2 on the top right side. This is your page number.

  • Number down the left side of your page beginning with 7—yes 7. Do not begin with 1. Pages 1 – 6 are your Table of Contents, therefore they do not need to be labeled as such.

  • Number all lines consecutively: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11…

Use this example to get started
Use this example to get started:

Do not stop numbering at 20. Number as many lines as your notebook has.

Label the page facing page 2
Label the page facing page 2:

  • At the top write: Table of Contents

  • Place a small number 3 on the top right side.

Turn the page label this page also as table of contents
Turn the page. Label this page also as Table of Contents.

  • Be sure to write the number 4 as your page number.

Label pages 5 and 6 as table of contents
Label pages 5 and 6 as Table of Contents.

  • Use small numbers on the upper right corners as your page numbers.

  • Now you see why on the first page of your Table of Contents you started with the number 7. You will not have any work on pages 1-6. Your work starts on page 7, therefore, your Table of Contents begins with page 7.

Numbering your pages
Numbering your pages.

  • Go ahead and number all of your pages through the number 30.

  • Remember: Number the front and back of every sheet.

  • Odd-numbered pages will be the front.

  • Even-numbered pages will be the back.

  • Number carefully.

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26…

Turn back to page 7
Turn back to page 7.

  • Label this page: Diagnostic Essay.

Diagnostic essay
Diagnostic Essay

  • Your first assignment in your Composition Notebook will be to write an essay on a topic assigned to you.

  • The purpose of this essay is to give me an idea of your strengths and weaknesses as a writer.

  • Your writing will be scored, but your score will not affect your grade; however, your score will determine your level of need for additional writing practice.

  • Do your best work.

  • Feel free to use pages 7, 8, 9, and 10 of your notebook.

Expository essay topic
Expository Essay Topic

Writing Prompt:

Imagine that you could give advice to someone—it could be someone you know personally, a historical figure, or a famous person living today. Who is this person and what advice would you give them? Choose a familiar subject so that you can provide details and elaboration that explain why this person needs your advice.

Writing Directions:

Write an essay that identifies a person you would give advice to and explain the advice you would give him or her.