What to avoid
Slang, Cliches, Jargon, Informal speech,over used words, spelling and grammer, preps at end of sentence, split infinatives, starting a sentence with conjunctions.
What to avoid #2
Contractions, abbreviations, announcements, use of first person, use of second person.
What to include
Sentence variety, consistent verb tense, write out all #'s below 100, Complete sentences, appropriate/vivid verbs, descriptive adjectives.
1. Name 2.Teacher 3. Period 4. Date
Single space the heading.
Use spell check, Original Title in which it is catchy but connected to theme.Title 2-3 SINGLE spaces after heading, do not underline , quote or italicize. Skip 2-3 single spaces after title.
Typed Final Copy Requirements
12 point font, Double space entire paper, Avoid cursive or italicized fonts for easier reading. Use only black ink except for titles or cover pages.