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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