Lesson 12: Final Draft (Grading+)

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Lesson 12: Final Draft
You'll need to correctly answer at least 34 of the 42 questions below (at least 80%) to progress to the next unit.
Question #1: Do all my sentences support my topic sentence (no “carrots in my cookie jar”)?
Question #2: Are my topic and choice of words appropriate for my audience?
Question #3: Did I narrow my topic to one incident?
Question #4: Did I limit my paragraph to one or two main characters?
Question #5: How many characters?
Question #6: Did I limit my paragraph to one setting?
Question #7: Did I limit my time frame to a few hours or less?
Question #8: Did I communicate clearly?
Question #9: Does my title capture the essence of my paragraph?
Question #10: Does my first sentence do a good job of introducing my narrative?
Question #11: Did I use no more than one “to be” word (is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been)? (Change the font color and underline “to be” words in red.)
Question #12: Did I choose synonyms instead of repeating main words? (Change the font color and underline repeated words in blue. Replace with synonyms before submitting to teacher.)
Question #13: Did I use concrete words that are specific, vivid, and sensory? (Change the font color and underline vague and “Weak Words” in green and find synonyms for them.)
Question #14: Did I let the reader know exactly how I felt by using specific emotion words?
Question #15: Did I describe the physical aspects of my emotions? (butterflies in stomach, etc.)
Question #16: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning a sentence with an "-ly" adverb?
Question #17: What "-ly" word did you use?
Question #18: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning a sentence with a Present Participle?
Question #19: What present participle did you use?
Question #20: Did I vary my sentence structure by using an appositive?
Question #21: What appositive did you use?
Question #22: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning a sentence with paired adjectives?
Question #23: Which paired adjectives did you use?
Question #24: Did I vary my sentence structure by using a simile? (This is optional)
Question #25: What simile did you use?
Question #26: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning a sentence with a prepositional phrase?
Question #27: Which prepositional phrase did you use?
Question #28: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning a sentence with a subordinate conjunction (after, although, as, because, before, if, since, though, unless, when, where, while)?
Question #29: Which subordinate conjunction did you use?
Question #30: Did I write concisely, avoiding wordiness? (Cross out unnecessary words or phrases.)
Question #31: Did I write a strong closing sentence that gives a feeling of ending?
Question #32: Did I put the date in the upper right-hand corner?
Question #33: Did I double-check my spelling? (Underline suspected words; look up and change.)
Question #34: Did I double-check my capitalization and punctuation? (Correct any errors.)
Question #35: Did I underline my title?
Question #36: Is my paragraph seven to ten sentences long?
Question #37: How many sentences?
Question #38: Did I indent my first sentence and leave margins around my paragraph?
Question #39: Did I skip lines and use good spacing between words and sentences?
Question #40: Did I use complete sentences, avoid run-on sentences and misplaced modifiers?
Question #41: Did I correctly use this Checklist, including filling in all the blanks and using color to underline as directed? (This includes making corrections before I write my First Revision.)
Question #42: Turn in your Lesson 12 Final Draft
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
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