Presentation on theme: " You will have 5 minutes to reflect and write about your rough draft: What went well in writing a rough draft of you literary analysis paper? What."— Presentation transcript:
You will have 5 minutes to reflect and write about your rough draft: What went well in writing a rough draft of you literary analysis paper? What is your biggest challenge in this process? What are some questions you have preparing to edit and compose a final draft?
Who was successful in one aspect of their rough draft? Any tips on how you did it? Who was challenged by aspects of the writing process? What are some solutions to these challenges? Any questions?
After your topic has been introduced in the introduction and discussed in the body paragraphs, it is a good idea to wrap it up in a conclusion paragraph. Before beginning to write your conclusion, reread your introduction a few times. Good conclusions bring the reader full circle by tying together the beginning and the end. Just like in oyur introduction you should restate the main ideas of your essay.
First, wrap up your evidence: Remind the reader (briefly) what your evidence was and how it proves your thesis statement. Draw a conclusion from your exploration of your topic or invite your reader to think further: Is there a larger, take-home message the reader should have by now? If there is, say it plain English. Reaffirm you thesis statement in new words. Remind the reader what the point of your paper was one last time in different phrasing.
Things to avoid: Avoid simply repeating your introductory paragraph. The introduction and conclusion have different jobs so need to look and feel different. Avoid phrases like: “Now you know about Romeo and Juliet, ” “Thanks for reading,” or “That’s what I have to say about fate.” Avoid one sentence paragraphs. Get creative! Your conclusion should be about as long as your introduction paragraph and contain similar information.
Please keep these conclusion conventions in mind as we transition to peer editing and as you construct your final drafts.
A peer is someone your own age. Editing means making suggestions, comments, compliments, and changes to writing. Peer Editing means working with someone your own age, usually a classmate to help improve, revise, and edit his or her writing.
There are three important steps to remember when peer editing: Step 1: Compliments Step 2: Suggestions Step 3: Corrections
Stay Positive! The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Tell your peer what they did well: I loved your topic You used great details I liked when you used the word ______ My favorite was ______ because… This was fun to read because…
Give the author some specific suggestions about how to make the composition better. Stay positive and be specific! Instead of saying: “It didn’t make sense,” say, “If you added more detail in this sentence it would be clearer.” Instead of, “Your word choice is boring,” say, “Instead of using the word good, us the word exceptional. ”
Here are some topics you might want to make suggestions about: Word Choice Using Details Thesis Statement Organization Sentences Topic
Check your peer’s paper for Spelling mistakes Grammar mistakes Missing/incorrect punctuation Incomplete/Run-on sentences
10 minutes to work on “Peer Edit Practice” handout individually. 5 minutes of small group discussion to answer any questions or concerns. This will be collected at the end of the period
You will now be editing one another’s rough drafts you completed for homework. “Peer Editing Romeo & Juliet” half-sheet handout Pass your draft along with a Peer Editing half-sheet to a classmate with your name listed as Author. Follow directions Remember, stay positive Finish Peer Edit Practice if you get through two rough drafts. Turn in whatever is finished.
Edit your rough draft, using your peer edit sheet. A Final Draft will be due next period, along with rough draft, and peer edit half- sheet. Final Draft Rough Draft Peer edit half-sheet