Higher Expectations. Brighter Futures.
_____ My paper tells a story that fits the topic chosen.
_____ My paper captures a key moment or moments rather that summarizing a longer period of time.
IDENTIFY THE MOMENT(S):
_____ My paper has a clear purpose or significance.
IDENTIFY THE PURPOSE/SIGNIFICANCE:
WHERE DID YOU INCLUDE THE PURPOSE?
_____ My paper follows a logical order that fits the purpose of the paper. This may be chronological or may include narrative structures such as flashbacks.
_____ My paper includes a balance of SHOWING (action, dialogue, and sensory details) and TELLING to create key aspects of the narrative.
IDENTIFY DETAILS INCLUDED TO SHOW NOT TELL:
WHAT IMPRESSION DID YOU WANT TO CREATE WITH THE DETAILS?
_____ I revised my paper for spelling, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation (particularly dialogue punctuation).