Lesson 15: First Revision (SB)

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Lesson 15: First Revision (SB)
You'll need to correctly answer at least 23 of the 45 questions below (at least 50%) 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 communicate clearly?
Question #4: Does my title capture the essence of my composition?
Question #5: Did I write two paragraphs?
Question #6: Did I choose a strong topic sentence that introduces my composition?
Question #7: Did I use no more than one “to be” word in each paragraph (is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been)? (Change the font color and underline “to be” words in red.)
Question #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Do all my tenses agree?
Question #11: Did you write in past tense, or did you write in present tense?
Type "past" or "present" without the quotation marks in the box to indicate which tense you used in your paper.
Question #12: Did you vary your sentence structure by using paired adjectives?
Question #13: What is the first word of the sentence using paired adjectives?
Question #14: Did you vary your sentence structure by using a prepositional phrase?
Question #15: What is the first word of the sentence using a prepositional phrase?
Question #16: Did you vary your sentence structure by using an "-ly" adverb?
Question #17: What is the first word of your sentence that uses an "-ly" adverb?
Question #18: Did you vary your sentence structure by using an appositive?
Question #19: What is the first word of the sentence that uses an appositive?
Question #20: Did you vary your sentence structure by using a simile?
Question #21: What is the first word of the sentence that uses a simile?
Question #22: Did you vary your sentence structure by using a past or present participle?
Question #23: What is the first word of the sentence that uses a past or present participle?
Question #24: Did you vary your sentence structure by using a regular "subject-verb" sentence?
Question #25: What is the first word of the subject-verb sentence?
Question #26: Did you write a short sentence using six words or fewer?
Question #27: What is the first word of your short sentence?
Question #28: Did you vary your sentence structure by using a subordinate conjunction (after, although, as, because, before, if, since, though, unless, when, where, while)?
Question #29: What is the first word of the sentence using a subordinate conjunction?
Question #30: Did I write concisely, avoiding wordiness? (Cross out unnecessary words or phrases.)
Question #31: Did I write a strong closing sentence?
Question #32: Did I save the computer files as: Lesson 15 Sloppy Copy, Lesson 15 Edited Sloppy Copy, and Lesson 15 First Revision?
Question #33: Did I put my name and date in the upper right-hand corner?
Question #34: Did I underline my title?
Question #35: Is each paragraph five to seven sentences long?
Question #36: How many sentences are in paragraph #1?
Question #37: How many sentences are in paragraph #2?
Question #38: Did I indent my first sentence of each paragraph and leave margins around the edges?
Question #39: Did I skip lines and use good spacing between words and sentences?
Question #40: Did I double-check my spelling? (Underline suspected words; look up and change.)
Question #41: Did I double-check my capitalization and punctuation? (Correct any errors.)
Question #42: Did I use complete sentences, avoid run-on sentences and misplaced modifiers?
Question #43: 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 #44: Turn in your Lesson 15 Edited Sloppy Copy here.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
Question #45: Turn in your Lesson 15 First Revision here.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
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