Writing Tips

Sentence Style
• • • • • No fragments No Run ons No comma splices No sentences starting with “There” No Sentence starting with “It’

Sentence Variety
• Avoid repetitive sentence beginnings • Avoid short, choppy sentences

Diction
• Strong • Precise • Descriptive

Summer Reading Reminders
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Single sentence More than one sentence Numeral at end Direct quote Period at end of ( ) 4 sentence minimum in introduction and conclusion Exactly 8 sentences in paragraph 2, 3, 4

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