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Persuasive Essay Honors Checklist

Persuasive Essay Honors Checklist

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06/16/2009

 
Name____________________ Persuasive Essay Checklist: Honors
Staple this sheet to the front of your essay.Due Date:_____________________ 
Requirement Explanation Points
FormatMLA paper formatCreative TitleUse of parenthetical references (at least 5different sources)25Content: Fourto five pagesIntroduction
Grabber
Opinion StatementBody
At least three reasons to support opinion
Evidence and details to back up reasonsConclusion with a “call to action” Counterarguments acknowledged45Style
Use strong, active verbs/limit passive voice
Use transitional words and phrases
Avoid 2
nd
person point-of-view—NO
YOU 
I think 
,
I feel 
,
my opinion is
,…NO!
Vary sentence structure10GrammarMechanicsSpelling
No fragments or run-on sentences
Proper use of commas
Correct capitalization
No tense shifts
Spelling—note “
WW”—
imprope
use of homophones
Use of apostrophes25 Citation
Works Cited 
page using MLA format
Five source minimum
At least one “hard copy” source
Use of acceptable sources (grade will belowered by 10% for any source not Okayedby me)20

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