Lesson 8: First Revision (Grading)

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Lesson 8: First Revision (SB)
You'll need to correctly answer at least 18 of the 36 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: Did I communicate clearly?
Question #3: Are my topic and choice of words pleasing to the Lord and edifying to others?
Question #4: Does my title capture the essence of my paragraph?
Question #5: Did I choose a strong topic sentence that introduces my paragraph?
Question #6: Did I use no more than two forms of “to be” words? (Change the font color and underline “to be” words in red.)
(is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been)
Question #7: 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 #8: Did I use concrete words that are specific, vivid, and sensory? (Change the font color and underline vague words in green and find synonyms for them.)
Question #9: Did I check my “Weak Words” list against my paragraph? (Underline any of these in green.)
Question #10: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning once sentence with paired adjectives?
Question #11: What is the first word of the sentence that starts with a paired adjective?
Question #12: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning one sentence with a present (“-ing”) participial phrase?
Question #13: What is the first word of the sentence that includes a present participial phrase?
Question #14: Did I vary my sentence structure by using my transitions word list?
Question #15: What is the first word of that sentence?
Question #16: Did I write concisely, avoiding wordiness? (Cross out unnecessary words or phrases.)
Question #17: As much as possible, did I imply you/your instead of using the actual words?
Question #18: Did I write a strong closing sentence that gives a feeling of ending?
Question #19: Did I save the computer files as: Lesson 8 Sloppy Copy 2, Lesson 8 First Revision, and Lesson 8 Final Draft?
Question #20: Did I put my name and date in the upper right-hand corner?
Question #21: Did I underline the title?
Question #22: Is my paragraph five to nine sentences long?
Question #23: How many sentences are in this paragraph?
Question #24: Did I indent my first sentence? (If not, draw an arrow to show that you need to indent.)
Question #25: Did I leave margins around my paragraph? (If not, draw a light pencil line down the right
side of page.)
Question #26: Did I skip every other line? (If not, before rewriting, draw a light X on
each line you want to skip.)
Question #27: Did I use good spacing between words and sentences? (If not, draw two vertical lines | |
to separate.)
Question #28: Did I double-check my spelling? (Underline suspected words; look up and change.)
Question #29: Did I double-check my capitalization and punctuation? (Correct any errors.)
Question #30: Did I use complete sentences, avoid run-on sentences and misplaced modifiers?
Question #31: Did I finish and turn in my Process Planning Worksheet?
Question #32: 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 #33: Turn in your completed Lesson 8 Process Planning Worksheet Part 2.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
Question #34: Turn in your Lesson 8 Edited Sloppy Copy (repeated words, "to be" verbs, weak words, etc.).
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
Question #35: Turn in your Lesson 8 Edited Sloppy Copy 2 (nouns and verbs highlighted).
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
Question #36: Turn in your Lesson 8 First Revision.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
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