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Planning & Conceptual Issues Organization & Argument Grammar & Mechanics

Annotating readings

 

Building knowledge of conventional essay parts and components (Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions)

 

Sentence structure forms and boundaries

 

Understanding assignments and their parameters

 

Recognizing useful thesis statements and their relationship to supporting main ideas

 

Sentence clarity

 

Brainstorming and idea generation

 

 

Understanding paragraphing conventions (Unity, focus, coherence)

 

Subject/Verb agreement errors

 

Argumentation and critical thinking

 

Fostering knowledge of transitions and other connective devices (within and across paragraphs)

 

Pronoun referent errors

 

 

Outlining, mapping and charting responses to assignments Developing effective introductions and conclusions Functions and uses of punctuation
Understanding and selecting appropriate explanatory and evidentiary support   Idiomatic uses of articles (a, an, the), prepositions, verbs, and other expressions

 

Quoting, paraphrasing, and describing personal experience

 

  MLA or APA citation styles and formats

 

Moving from a plan to a draft of an assignment

 

  Proofreading based on past patterns of sentence-level error

 

Becoming aware of audience within an essay and/or texts    

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