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Due Date:_____________________ Requirement Explanation MLA paper format Creative Title Use of parenthetical references (at least 5 different sources) Introduction • Grabber • Opinion Statement Body • At least three reasons to support opinion • Evidence and details to back up reasons Conclusion with a “call to action” Counterarguments acknowledged • • • • • • • • • • • Citation • • • • Works Cited page using MLA format Five source minimum At least one “hard copy” source Use of acceptable sources (grade will be lowered by 10% for any source not Okayed by me) Use strong, active verbs/limit passive voice Use transitional words and phrases Avoid 2nd person point-of-view—NO YOU I think, I feel, my opinion is,…NO! Vary sentence structure No fragments or run-on sentences Proper use of commas Correct capitalization No tense shifts Spelling—note “WW”—improper use of homophones Use of apostrophes Points
Content: Four to five pages
Grammar Mechanics Spelling