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Mrs. Primack's English Class

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Six Traits of Good Writing:

/  Ideas that are interesting and important. Ideas are the heart of the piece — what the writer is writing about and the information he or she chooses to write about it.

IDEAS RUBRIC

 

/  Organization that is logical and effective. Organization refers to the order of ideas and the way the writer moves from one idea to the next.

 

/  Voice that is individual and appropriate. Voice is how the writing feels to someone when they read it. Is it formal or casual? Is it friendly and inviting or reserved and standoffish? Voice is the expression of the writer's personality through words.

 

/  Word Choice that is specific and memorable. Good writing uses just the right words to say just the right things.

 

/  Sentence Fluency that is smooth and expressive. Fluent sentences are easy to understand and fun to read with expression.

 

/  Conventions that are correct and communicative. Conventions are the ways we all agree to use punctuation, spelling, grammar and other things that make writing consistent and easy to read.

 

 

  • Want  information about writing effective introductions? Check out some of these web sites to learn more!

Introductions

Thesis Statements

         Crafting a Thesis

 

 

 

Writer's Guides and Handbooks
Are you confused about what your teacher means when she says, "You need to get those comma-splices under control." Are you baffled when someone mentions subject-verb agreement? If grammar gives you a headache, these web site might be just the antidote. They will answer those nagging grammar questions and help you edit your way to an A paper!

A Guide to Grammar and Style
This extensive site provides answers to lots of those grammar questions

Infernal English: Usage Experts Change Their Minds, Too
This interesting article by Anne H. Saukhana discusses how English changes over time, and even experts can't always agree on what is "correct."

The Writing Process

Minimize Intensifiers

Avoid Cliche

Use Active Verbs

Conclusions

Sentence Fragments

Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

Pronouns

Apostrophe Usage

Parallelism

Wordiness

Comma Usage

Misplaced Modifiers

Passive Voice

Subject-Verb Agreement

Punctuation