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  1. 1. Two daysbeforcpaperis due-.nearfinal draft form---rcread your paperand examine for the followingpoints: it l ( ) en introductory Pafgraphclearlyintroduces subject. topicstatement the A is evident rhJposition i ;;;. ii;hdsition t"t* tu;;;;;;;; aquestion ;nlJfi#L:ffh 2 ( ) rrre nexttwo paragraphs have each a single or marginn a3-4 wordph119e. you cantiden-tift mainclaim.Noteeach If claimin the tt . .iuirn,put a questionmarkin the marginIftwo or moreclaims eiirt undtenato aivf;g;;;r a coherent question markin themargin. thought, a put 3 ( ) Thesame thingholds-for nexttwo parag.raphs the 4 ( ) Thefour paragraphs on theopposite ofthe issue. side above focuson tt e isrueat hand; atl theydo not wander irrelevant tenitory.If anyparagraph offinto w"lg"..r, p"t qr..li"n markin themargin. 5 ( ) Thesixthparagr"ptt " *"ighi tlie connictini.r"ini, rroi thefour paragraphs arrives a conclusion. at wtatrorne above and evidence i;-;;;;;;in.hg thanotherevidence explained. ensuing The concrusion crearry is is stated. a;;i; it. If youcan,tfind the 9oryIriog, put a questionmarkin the margin. - 6 ( ) Thefinalparagraph returns *rt"t wasstated thefirst paragraph to in evidence presented weighed and and,in light ofthe above, convincin$y rrprrrur.,theposition theconclusion expected theassignment to bertine.i.o,;urtirying by statement. If is statements the for mustappear hersandflow-from explanatlonlitr,, sixth the paragraph ofyour Jilf,lt" consider all questionmarks appearing in the margin and lix thosethat need fixing. Next: 7 ( ) Is eachclaim in paragraphs 2-5 s:pport_ed evidence? there by Are any nakedclaims supporred onry variationj "I beriivr...;irrrqpiri. by of paragraph. uigx i;t-h";ilin u"ria,tr,.t 8 ( ) Is eachclaim backedup by a reference? If a claim stands --"" ! nakedof supporting evidence argument, a big X in tt or put rnurgin. " consider any X appearing in the margin and fix thosethat needfixing.Another thing: 9 ( ) Doesthe paperdo more than simply but gloriouslyrestatethe question ? Examine the casestudyandcrossout all ideasthat appear boththr.urc studyand your in in pap€r. what remains-uncrossed is your analysis. out It shoull constitute majorityof your the paper.If it doesnt, haven,t you ione an analysis. ph.D. D.J.Eder, Copyright 2Ot2 @ deder@siue.edu +
  2. 2. **A:/ // i&-dYa*/Ch ecklist for Editing checklistfor fditing Your sevenpanagraph-Anatytical paper daysbefore paper is due-near linal draft form--reread your paper and examine Jwo it for the following points: l. ( ) An introductoryparagraph clearly introduces subject.A topic statement evident the is within the paragraph. positiontakenis clear.If thepositionis unclear, a question The put mark in the margin. 2. ( ) The next two paragraphs eachhavea singleor main claim. Note eachclaim in the margin n a3-4 word phrase.If you cant identift the claim, put a questionmark in the margin.Iftwo or more claims exist and tend to divergefrom a coherentthought,put a questionmark in the margin. 3. ( ) The samething holds for the next two paragraphs the oppositesideof on the issue. 4. ( ) rne four paragraphs aboveall focus on thelssie at hand;tirly do not wanderoffinto irrelevanttenitory. If any paragraphwanders,put a question-r"ri. in the marlin. 5. ( ) The sixth paragraph weighsthe conflicting claims from the nut p*ugt"pis aboveand arrivesat a conclusion.IlTtysomeevidenceis-inoreconvincingthan ltheievidence is explained.The ensuingconclusionis clearly stated.Circle it. liyou cant find the , conclusion,put a questionmark in the margin. 6. ( ) The finalparagraphreturnsto what was statedin the first paragraph and, in light ofthe evidencepresented and weighedabove,convincin$y rephraseithJposition statement. tf the conclusionexpectedby the assignment to be.tinesied, is justifring statements the for variancemust appearhereand flow from the explanation ihe sixthiaragraph your in of paper. Considerall questionmarks appearingin the margin and fix thosethat need fixing.Next: 7. ( ) Is eachclaim in paragraphs supported evidence? thereany naked 2-5 by Are claims supportedonly by variations "I believe..."? so,put a big X in the marginbeside of If that paragraph. 8. ( ) Is eachclaim backed by a reference? a claimstands up If nakedof supporting evidence argument, a big X in the margin. or put consider any X appearingin the margin and lix thosethat needfixing.Anotherthing: 9d( ) Doesthepaperdo morethansimply but gloriously restate question Examinethe the ? casestudyandcrossout all ideasthat uppeu.in boththecase studyand in your paper. What remains uncrossed is your analysis. should out It constitute ma.loiity itre oiyou, paper.If it doesnt, havent you donean analysis. D,J.Eder, Ph.D, Copyright 20t2 @ deder@siue.edu
  3. 3. Rewrite as necessatT. When youve finished,let it sit at least one night beforedoing the final step below.Finalty: Up to now, youvebeenworkingon substance thinking.Now, on the final morning over and breakfaston the day the paper isdue,check out the mechanics.Sweepyour paperwith a spe checker ll andcomb it for the cornmonfatalerrorsin the list below.If you find suchan error,put a check in the box. 10.( ) A sentence lackseitherasubjectoraverb;a sentence doesnot beginwithacapital letteror endwith a period (citationsin parentheses aheadof periods,not behindthem). go I l. ( ) A sentence beginswith a relativepronoun suchas Which, Who, That, Where,and When. 12.( ) A pronoun lacksa clear antecedent; that is, a word such as it, he, she,or they doesnot havean obvious link to a noun (especiallynoticeableif a sentence beginswith ,t, he, she, or tha. 13.( ) A pronounor verb fails to agreewith its antecedent number;that is, a singleperson in or agencyis refened to as they,or a plural subjectis given a singular verb (suchas,- of "members the schoolboard....gives their vote..."). 14.( ) A sentence runs-onor usesa commato spliceindependent ideastogether;that is, complexideasare not split into two sentences are linked, often by a cornma,into an but overly long, wanderingsentence.The five check boxes in the list above should be empty. If not, Iix the erronr.Whenyoure done,hand in the paperand take in a day at the beach.Youve donea goodjob! |l ,l *rr*:l ThreeComponenFof Assessment Thinking What haveyou learnedaboutyour studentsIearning? What are you going to do aboutit? When,where,andhow areyou going to do it? D.J.Eder, Ph.D. Copyright 2012 @ deder@siue.edu

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