Checklist for writing a literary essay ☐ lead paragraph a connection/significant idea to my thesis (claim) starts my paper a clear thesis statement (my claim) follows that includes some supporting ideas but no detail the title of the text and the author are included ☐ body paragraphs introduce and explain reasons (or. Checklist of language to avoid in academic writing 1 do not use contractions contractions are the words formed from two abbreviated words, such as don't, can't and won't please write the full words 2 do not use colloquial vocabulary colloquial vocabulary includes words and expressions that are used in everyday. 112 hard copy submissions any “hard copy” assignment submissions must be word-processed and printed on one side of an a4 plain white page remember to always back up your work and keep a copy saved original copies are required - photocopies are unacceptable use white plain paper with printing on one side. Academic essay writing for students at charles darwin university a resource to assist tutors working with indigenous students conventions ( spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy in may each year naplan is not designed to test content, but to test skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed. Final draft five paragraph essay checklist check off each item on the list _____ does it summarize the main ideas in your essay _____ does your conclusion tie up all the loose ends remember, the six traits of writing are • conventions: spelling, mechanics, punctuation, capitalization, etc • ideas/ content: use of. Getting a handle on the accepted conventions of academic writing in your discipline can be one of the most difficult things about completing your thesis your supervisors and examiners have been involved in researching and writing in your field for years, and over time have built up an extensive understanding of what the.
Editing an essay: a basic checklist opening first paragraph includes a clear thesis statement opening discussion leaves the reader with a good idea of the subject and scope of my essay opening touches briefly on the major points that will be raised later body the body of the essay forms a structured. Revision & editing checklist revision and editing are essential steps for clear and does the essay conform to the assignment is the thesis clearly defined who is your audience 2 have you followed established conventions (eg apa, mla, chicago, cse, etc) including those specified by your instructor. This is a checklist to help you organise and edit your essays and written work before you start writing your paper you will probably have discussed the title of your essay with your tutor a title with a clear focus will make it easier for you to write a coherent, well developed essay when you have written the first draft of your.
_____ the essay includes an attention-grabbing hook _____ the essay includes an introduction paragraph that clearly defines the topic and your position on it _____ at least three pieces of supporting evidence are evident in the essay _____ a conclusion paragraph that ties your argument and supporting details. _____the whole thing is organized to help you go from point to point without ever feeling lost my story is told in a good order _____every statement i make relates in some way to my main point _____my conclusion reinforces and supports my main point my story has a good ending ideas and content _____my. Developing the concluding paragraph 25 formal writing conventions 26 tips for revising revising and editing checklist 39 part vi: sample essays and works cited page sample essay 1: marlin's hero's journey in finding nemo 41- 42 sample essay 2: katniss everdeen's loss of identity 43-46.
O planning an essay o essay structure o independence and critical reading o use of secondary material 3 advice on writing style 4 a final checklist 5 what are the criteria in assessing involve different uses of material, and may have different conventions about how it should be acknowledged, it is important. Taking it up a notch: college essay checklist use this checklist to essays you can also give the checklist to a friend and ask them to use it to proof your essay using these criteria 1 _____the essay answers the prompt 2 _____the _____the essay uses various sentence structures and conventions 10.