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Unformatted text preview: the subject for each paragraph. Does the subject match the topic sentence? 5. Circle repetitive words or phrases. 6. Circle vocabulary that needs to be elevated to a university audience. 7. Double underline any sentences that are confusing or awkward. These need to be re-phrased. Do so together and make changes. 8. Are any sentences short and choppy? Combine them for a better flow. 9. Are any paragraphs too brief with 2 or 3 sentences only? Expand, delete or move these brief paragraphs to another paragraph. 10. Regarding content: Has the writer addressed both sides of this issue? Put a star where the positive aspects of the issue are written. Where are the opposing viewpoints? Be sure the essay is balanced. Is it? 11. Are transitions needed? 12. Does the author take a stand? Do they support it with examples and details? 13. Is a single focus emphasized throughout the essay? 14. Is the essay at least five pages long? Are there at least five sources on the WC page?...
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- Winter '11