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How I grade your WOD Pretend you are grading with me, and fix your own errors.
Step #1: Basic Conventions etc. Needs correct grammar, word choice, sentence fluency On your paper: Fix any convention errors
Step #2: Evidence, Evidence, Evidence! Should have 2 pieces of evidence in each body paragraph. On your own paper: Highlight ALL of your evidence. Every. Single. Fact. No matter how it is cited or formatted.
Step #3: Lead ins A sentence can NOT just be a quote Bad example: At the age of five or 6 children have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality” (O’Sullivan). Use the word wall for power verbs Make sure it flows as a full sentence. NO: Advertisements are bad, “At the age of five or 6 children have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality (O’Sullivan). Yes: O’Sullivan argues that advertisements harm our children when he found that, “At the age of five or 6 children have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality.” On your paper: circle where you need a lead in but do not have one
Step #4: Citation Format All of your facts should have citations In-text citation Example: A lead in including the author or title of the article, “interesting quote.” According to the chart, “To what extent do you trust the following forms of advertising?” 92% of consumers trust recommendations from people they know. OR Parenthetical citation A lead in phrase using a power verb from the word wall, “Quote word for word from the source” (Author Last name OR “Title”). Example: A study found that 92% of consumers trust recommendations from people they know (“To what extent do you trust the following forms of advertising?”). NO: Source A, B etc. Use the citations from the front page of the packet! On your paper: fix your citations
Step #5: Essay format 4 paragraphs total 8 sentences in each paragraph On your paper: Write the number of paragraphs you have at the top On your paper: Write the number of sentences you have in each paragraph in the left margin.
Step #6: Body Paragraphs SEE sets Topic Sentence SEE Set (3) Conclusion Sentence On your paper in the left margin: Have more or less than 8 sentences? Write down what type of sentences you are missing or have too much of. IE: Missing 1 evidence
Step #7: Introduction Attention grabber NO! Have you ever wondered…? Did you know…? Advertisements are everywhere Lots of people see advertisements Background Lead up to if your thesis is going to support advertisements or not Thesis Effect Two reasons On your paper: Re-write your attention grabber and thesis (if necessary)
Step #8: Title Creative! NO: WOD Advertisements Advertisements are Good The effects of advertisements On your paper: if you have any of the above simple titles, re-write it
Step #9: First person No I, me, us, our, we On your paper: Cross out any first person words
Step #10: Contractions No contractions Can’t, won’t, don’t etc. Don’t = do not On your paper: Change any contractions to proper format
Bonus Step: MLA Always: Header Heading On timed (in class) essays: *Not double spaced!* On untimed (take home) essays: Times New Roman 12 point font Double Spaced 1” margins On your paper: fix/add your header/heading
Homework: Re-write ONE body paragraph 8 sentences