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					    Deadlines are closer than
      they appear… Yours
               is Friday.

          EDIT #2
Research Paper –Short Story Analysis
Before we start…
   You will need your Typed Copy #2
    with works cited page.
   You will need 2 (different colors)
    highlighters (markers or colored
    pencils are ok).
   A pencil or a pen ,other than black.
   Maturity ( I know this is hard for
    some of you )

   REMEMBER THIS IS DUE Friday-
    THE FINAL DRAFT
                       Step 1
   Highlight every sentence (Not
    lines!) in your essay using
    alternating colors.
   For example: If you use yellow for the first
    sentence, use orange for the second;
    alternating sentences following that pattern-
    yellow, orange, yellow,etc.
   This allows you to look for variation in your sentence
    lengths, as well as run-on sentences and fragments.
   If you notice that your sentences are mostly the same
    length, try combining some of them to create complex
    sentences. Fix any run-ons or fragments that you
    discover.
                     Step 2
   Put brackets [    ] around the   first
    word in every sentence.
   This shows you whether or not
    you’re beginning too many sentences
    the same way. Unless it’s for effect,
    try not to start several consecutive
    sentences the same way.
   If you discover that you’ve begun
    several sentences the same way, find
    ways to change some of them.
   Also check and make sure your
    sentences do not start with AND,
    BUT or BECAUSE.
                 Step 3
   Circle all “Be Verbs” in your essay
    (am, is, are, was,
    were, be, being, been).
    “Be Verbs” are passive and can
    make your writing sound weak. As
    often as possible, use action
    verbs to make your writing more
    alive.
   Add up the total # of “Be Verbs” in
    your essay. Find a way to change
    1/3 of them into action verbs.
    Again, this may mean re-wording
    some sentences or completely
    rewriting them.
             Step 4
  switch with someone or keep
              yours
 At the top of the page
  write “spelling-your name”
 Read the paper
  backwards
 Underline any words
  ,that you think are
  misspelled, twice
              Step 6
switch with someone else or keep
              yours
   At the top of the page write
    - “first person-your name”
 First-I, me, my, mine, we,
    us, our, ours.
   Read the paper backwards
   Put brackets [ ] around all first
    person words
   If first person words are in quotes
    that is ok. If they are NOT they need
    to be changed.
                Step 7

   At the top of the page write
    - “2nd person-your name”
 2nd- you, your, you’re .
 Read the paper backwards
 Put brackets [ ] around all 2nd
  person pronouns.
 Get rid of second person words
  if they are NOT in quotes.
                    Step 8

   Read the paper backwards
 Look for commas
 Circle every comma that you find in
  the paper with a marker or pen.
 You need to make sure that your
  commas are serving their purpose.
  Refer to the hand out that I gave
  you.
       The 5 comma rules handout will help
        you ensure that your commas are
        placed in the correct spots.
                 Step 9

   Turn to the works cited page
   Highlight the first letter of each
    citation.
   Make sure they are in
    alphabetical order.
               Step 10

   Look at each citation, on the
    works cited page, and make
    sure that each one has a
    hanging indent. Should look like
    this:
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mocking-

       bird. New York: Warner

       Books, Inc., 1961.
Step 11-
Works Cited Continued
   Make sure the title, Works Cited,
    is NOT underlined or bolded.
   Make sure the title is at the
    center of the page.
   Make sure it is on its own page
    and does not continue directly
    after your conclusion.
   Make sure your last name and
    page number are at the top right
    corner.
Step 12-Contractions

   Circle all of your contractions
   Don’t, can’t, didn’t etc…
   You must type them out
   Do not, cannot, did not
   This is a formal essay.
Step 13

   Remember, Literature NEVER dies.
   It must be written in PRESENT
    TENSE!
   Highlight all of your words that are
    past tense.
   Some past tense verbs end in “Ed”.
    Common past tense words include,
    but are not limited to: was, had,
Step 14

   Go home and FIX the items that you
    have identified that need a change.
   This does you no good if you do not
    take the time to change these things.
   Organize your folder according to the
    last slide of this power point.
   You will not get class time to
    organize your folder.
   If I see you organizing in class it will
    be considered late and therefore a 0.
On the back on Typed Copy #2
 Write the following statement:

 “The final draft of this paper has
  been read out loud by
  ________________ and
  _______________ listened.
 “Reader’s printed
  name:_____________
 Reader’s
  signature___________
 Listener’s printed name:____

 Listener’s signature: _____
Folder Order for Paper
1.  Left Pocket- Final Draft with Pink rubric
    stapled to the front.
The following should be in this order and in
    the brads:
     1.    Short Story
     2.    Questions over your short story.
     3.    Sources used in paper.
     4.    Literary Journal
     5.    Literary Planning Guide
     6.    Detailed Plan
     7.    Bibliography Page.
     8.    Rough Draft #1
     9.    Rough Draft #2
     10.   All of your sources that you did not use.
     11.   Turnitin.com receipt.

				
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