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This I Believe essay check. Check off the following in your essay: Stated your belief Told a story Wrote 350-500 words Said what you DO believe not what you don’t believe. Narrative check. Check your story to make sure you: Included specific, concrete details

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this i believe essay check
This I Believe essay check

Check off the following in your essay:

  • Stated your belief
  • Told a story
  • Wrote 350-500 words
  • Said what you DO believe not what you don’t believe
narrative check
Narrative check

Check your story to make sure you:

  • Included specific, concrete details
  • Focused on a moment you learned or came to realize something (which reflects your belief statement)
  • Told your story in a conversational tone
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Step 1

How’s it Look?

How’s it Sound?

Using your highlighter, mark up your essays to improve:

Sentences that sound clumsy or confusing.

Sentences that could be more descriptive or written with a stronger voice.

step 2
Step 2

Think Goodness

Using your highlighter, mark up your essay to show:

Sentences, words, phrases you think are nice.

Paragraphs you struggled with and succeeded.

Paragraphs you are proud of.

step 3
Step 3

Re-Vision

Using your highlighter, mark up your essay to show:

One complete paragraph you want to re- envision

OR

4 disconnected sentence that need re-vision

REWRITE THE PARAGRAPH or SENTENCES ON THE BACK OF YOUR PAPER.

step 4
Step 4

Essay Mechanic

Using your highlighter, mark up your essay to identify:

Any sentence fragments

Any run-on sentences

Any comma splices

Any words you’re unsure you spelled correctly

Any other grammatical or mechanical issue

step 5
Step 5

The Things You (Could’ve) Left Behind

Using your highlighter, mark up your essay to show:

Any words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs you could do without.

step 6
Step 6
  • Revise for hedgers, gushers, and absolutes. Find ‘em and cross ‘em out.

Hedgers:

Maybe, might, kind of, sometimes, it seems like…

Gushers:

Very, so, really, overwhelmingly….

Absolutes:

Always, never, all the time…