TRTJ Paragraph(s) FINAL DRAFT DUE FRIDAY 5/23.

IN YOUR FINAL DRAFT, COLOR CODE THE PARTS OF YOUR PAPER AS FOLLOWS:

GREEN = THESIS

RED = INTRODUCTION TO QUOTES

BLUE = EXPLANATION OF QUOTES

BOLD BLACK = QUOTATION MARKS, PARENTHESES, PAGE NUMBER, PERIOD AT THE VERY END FOR ALL QUOTES.

ITALICIZE THE BOOK TITLE

Make sure you begin your paragraph with context about the book.

Make sure there are no grammar or mechanics errors.

 

 


 

FOR ROUGH DRAFTS:

1. Underline your thesis statement.

2. Bold where you introduce each piece of evidence. DO NOT introduce quotes by saying what page they’re on. Introduce quotes by providing context for them.

3. Italicize where you explain how each piece of evidence supports your thesis statement. Show where you connect the evidence to your thesis.

4. Underline your conclusions. Show where you tie your conclusions back to your thesis.

5. Check for grammar and mechanical errors. NOTE: I will stop reading at the first grammar/mechanics error I see.

 

AFTER YOU IDENTIFY THESE THINGS ON YOUR OWN DRAFT, TRADE WITH A PARTNER.

LOOK AT EVERYTHING THEY’VE IDENTIFIED ON THEIR DRAFT. SUGGEST REVISIONS AS NEEDED.

Consider…

1. Does your partner have a thesis statement?

2. Do they introduce each piece of evidence? If they introduce quotes by saying what page they’re on, suggest a change that provides context for the quote.

3. Do they explain how each piece of evidence supports their thesis statement. If not, help them connect the evidence to their thesis.

4. Do they draw conclusions? If not, help them tie their conclusions back to their thesis.

5. Check for grammar and mechanical errors. NOTE: I will stop reading at the first grammar/mechanics error I see.

 

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