Why do you think we started this class with a Literacy Narrative and now a Report? Why these assignments?
Report Grading Criteria
|Use of Sources|
|Depth of Topic|
|Presents information objectively|
|MLA/APA citation & Works Cited|
|Grammar, Word Choice, Spelling|
|Use of images|
Style and Tone
Inclusive and Sensitive
Avoid Stereotypes: Gender, Sexual Orientation, Race, Ethnic groups, Religious groups
Treat all people with respect
Avoid sensational or divisive language
Your aim with this assignment is to be as clear as you can when presenting dense or complex ideas.
Focus on the big picture. Work on pages, paragraphs over sentences.
Don’t waste words! Make every sentence count and add to your project.
Be specific. Use precise language rather than general terms.
Simple sentences are better than confusing ones. Don’t add too many points or facts to a sentence. Spread them out so your reader can follow along.
Don’t spread out too much. Clear over wordy.
Avoid sentences with long windups. Get to the point quickly and explain.
Don’t repeat key words close together. Don’t repeat words in the same sentence.
Avoid repetition. Don’t say the same thing different ways unless you are doing it for emphasis.
Vary sentence lengths. Many long sentences wear out your reader and many short sentences run together. Use a variety of sentence lengths. Read out lout to see how it sounds.
Cut your draft. We revise drafts to make them more effective. You should normally write long then cut down to length. Keep in mind you want to cut 10 to 25 percent of a draft without losing content.
What does all this suggest to you? What do these points have in common?
- Revise Draft
- Read Chapter 35, Revising your own work