December 8, 2016

Thursday’s Plan – READ IT ALL PLEASE

Check your printer options at the start of class to know if you have an option other than “One Note” on your computer.  The computer may default to “One Note”, but an option for another printer may be available for selection.   “720_1300…C” is the one needed.  If it is not there, switching to another computer to print will be necessary.

Finish typing the paper according to directions from yesterday.

Post Writing
  1. Save often
  2. Edit and revise.  Double-check for errors!  READ the paper sentence by sentence to avoid awkward sounding sentences.
    1. Attention Grabber – review the guidelines in the handout – link below
    2. topic sentences and closing sentences – Does each include the correct information?
    3. thesis statement – Does it include the correct information?
    4. word choice – Do action verbs out number auxiliary?  Review each sentence for overall word choice.  Were dead wall words avoided?  “CTRL + F” can be used to search for them – be sure to search for all forms of the word.
    5. run-ons and fragments – Remove them!
    6. concrete details – Does each one support the main idea, either by further explaining, supporting, or proving the topic sentence true?
    7. varied sentence beginnings – Adjust where possible to add variation to avoid repetitive use of only a few beginnings and the simple subject/verb beginning.
    8. varied sentence types – Adjust where possible to employ as many of the four types as possible – adding compound occasionally will help tremendously.
    9. transitions and transitional expressions – Include transitions throughout every paragraph.
    10. punctuation – If not positive the punctuation applied is correct, change it.
    11. POV should always remains 3rd person
      1. Limit the number of 1st person pronouns (ctrl+f)
    12. MLA heading and good title – no Anchor Paper #1
    13. Conclusion – review the guidelines in the handout – link below
  3. Save to the computer.
  4. We will print today.  Stay quiet and please afford your neighbors the same quiet environment.

Anchor Paper #1 Outline and Prompt 2016

Introduction and Conclusion Handout

Transitions and Transitional Expressions

Labeling on Computer Before Printing

Label it according to the directions below before printing it; BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO AVOID PRINTING ON BOTH SIDES.

  • Body Paragraph – topic sentences and closing sentences – underline each one
  • thesis statement – underline it in the intro
  • word choice – [brackets] around any verb, adjective, adverb or noun strengthening the overall imagery (not parenthesis)
  • concrete details – Highlight in turquoise just enough of each sentence to quickly identify the concrete detail within it.  The # of concrete details highlighted should match the # on the outline.
  • To Print – Once “File” and “Print” or the printer icon shortcut has been clicked, change the option for “Printing on Both Sides” to the one that will allow for “Printing One Side Only”.
  • Be certain to choose the correct printer.  DO NOT select any “Lab…” printer or “Print to One Note” from the list. Select the following:
    • Downstairs near doors – “720_1300…A”
    • Upstairs near ramp on side of library – “720_1300…B”
    • Upstairs in the middle back – “720_1300…C”
Underline with Highlighter Anchor Paper #1
  • Orange – Compound or compound-complex sentences
  • Blue – any of the sentence beginnings below
    • Prep – Part – Inf – App – Ger – DC
  • Yellow – transitions or transitional expressions
  • Green – main idea in thesis and topic sentences
  • Pink – opinion in thesis and topic sentences
  • Staple the essay with the outline behind and turn in today.