Confirm the written assignment has an introduction

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Confirm the written assignment has an Introduction , Body Paragraphs , and a Conclusion . *See Structuring an Academic Essay – The Basics; -- Introductions; -- Body Paragraphs; -- Conclusions resource pages. Confirm the written assignment has a Thesis Statement . *See Sentence -- Thesis Statements resource page. Check the clarity of ideas in the written assignment – Transition Words and Phrases help the reader understand when moving to a new or different point. *See Transitions – The Basics or Transition Words and Phrases [for a variety of essay types] resource pages. Confirm the Tone of the written assignment – tone should match the Purpose of the paper. * See Reading Strategy: Tone – Author’s Voice and Reading Strategy: Purpose – Author’s resource pages. Check Sentence Structure and Verb Use in the written assignment – have a variety of sentence lengths and use Active Verbs . *See Verbs -- Action, Linking, and Helping resource page. *See Voice – Active and Passive resource page . *See Sentence - Types resource page. Check for uses of Conversational Language – use Academic Language instead. *See Language - Conversational vs Academic resource page. Participate in Peer Review – let someone else read the written assignment and offer helpful hints. Spellcheck the written assignment – first , use computer spellchecks ; second, rely on common knowledge . *See Which Witch? – Spelling Matters resource page. ENG011.v.3.2020 26
Check Pre-Submission Writing Checklist Review Grammar read written assignment line-by-line . Hold another blank piece of paper over the sentences not being focused on to keep from being distracted by too many words at once. Check Punctuation – circle all punctuation and double check the correctness of that choice . * See End Punctuation resource page. Read written assignment backwards – start at the end of the written assignment and read each word, moving backwards through each sentence. Confirm the written assignment has Page Numbers . *See Formatting – APA and Formatting – MLA resource pages. Confirm the written assignment has a Title . * See Formatting – APA and Formatting – MLA resource pages. Confirm Line Spacing , Margins , Font Theme , and Font Size according to Formatting Standards . *See Formatting – APA and Formatting – MLA resource pages. Confirm Citations – check that all In-Text Citations have Works Cited Entries . Double-check In-Text Citations are Formatted correctly. * See Formatting – APA and Formatting – MLA resource pages. ENG011.v.3.2020 27
Ellipses, Hyphens, and Dashes Ellipses ( . . . ) indicate the omission of one or more words from quoted or paraphrased text . # Ellipsis Uses Examples 1 Omission of words from quoted or paraphrased text – type a space after each period. Original: Students’ successes depends as much on emotional intelligence as it does academic intelligence; in fact, many academically gifted students never earn a college degree due in large part to their refusal to take personal responsibility for their own learning.

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