Archive for November, 2014

Here is a partial list of considerations for proofreading your work or anyone else’s. 

The Outsiders should be italicized or underlined; the novel should not have quotation marks around it.

In titles and names of texts, the first letter of each major word is capitalized.

No “I” or “You” –OR ANY FORMS OF THEM—for example, yourself, me, etc.

The hook should be universal and interesting, and it should NOT mention the book or the characters.

Topic sentences for body paragraphs MUST NOT SUMMARIZE PLOT OR ANY EVENTS IN THE STORY. Topic sentences must convey the argument; they are the main idea of the paragraphs they start. The topic sentence is your CLAIM.

Quotes should NOT be set apart from the rest of the paragraph.

The first letter of people’s names should be CAPITALIZED. The same goes for all proper nouns.

The thesis statement must be about the novel, and it must be arguable and strong.

Graphic Organizers

Posted: November 20, 2014 in Home

For anyone who may not have noticed that the graphic organizers are posted on edmodo, I am posting them here. Be sure that you bring them in tomorrow. You should have 5 pages altogether.

frolio writing conclusion organizer

frolio writing Introductory Paragraph Organizer

frolio writing Paragraph Organizer body 1