• •  Topic sentence
    •  8 or more total sentences answering the prompt
    •  Use vocabulary terms in the response
    •  Use transitions
    •  For example, In addition, Furthermore, etc
    •  First, Second and Third (three arguments)
    •  No contractions – spell all your words
    •  Can’t = Cannot
    •  Didn’t = Did not
    •  No first person – I believe that…
    •  Do not use the following words:
    •  Very
    •  I believe
    •  I feel
     
    Updated - August 29, 2012