Peer editing research 2012

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<ul><li> 1. Highlight the thesisstatement Does the thesis give you a clear picture of the situation and the focus of the argument?</li></ul> <p> 2. TOPIC/TRANSITIONSENTENCESHighlight the topic sentenceof each body paragraph sentence should be general if sentence includes detail note on side of paper The second (and subsequent) body paragraphs should also include a transition (pull from prior paragraph) 3. WORD CHOICE Circle the word there if it begins a sentence. Circle the verbs is or are You may make suggestions on rewording the above 4. NUMBERSLook for all numbers in the paper. If any areincorrect, highlight them.Spell out a number that begins a sentence.Spell out a number that expresses order (i.e.first, second, third, etc.)Spell out a number that tells how many if it is oneor two words. If it is longer than two words, writeit numerically.Use numerals to express numbers inconventional situations (like percentages, dates,addresses, times, etc.) 5. CITATIONSHighlight all parenthetical citations in your paper.Then check forthe period. It should go only after theparentheses. Not before and after. Not justbefore. Just after. Like this Mrs. Stewart is theweirdest teacher ever (Weird Teachers).the titles. Titles must be capitalized! No, I dontmean IN ALL CAPS. The major words should becapitalized like such The Social Network.Notice that the title was italicized because its amajor work. If its an article title, it should be inquotation marks. 6. Works Cited/CitationsMake sure the first word of the citationmatches the first word of the WorksCited entry. 7. FORMATCheck for MLA formattingthis should be theeasiest part of your research paper grade! Makeany corrections with a red pen.Margins should be 14-line heading (Name, Teachers Name, EnglishII, Date [24 October 2012])Double spaced (with no extra lines betweenparagraphs)Header (in same fontLast name and page #) 8. POINT OF VIEW Highlight ALL instances of first (I, me, my, we, our, us, etc.) or second (you, your, etc.) person. Eliminate these from your paper. 9. CONTRACTIONS Search for any contractions in your paper and highlight them when you spot em. Uncontraction these. Okay, so thats not a word, but you know what I mean. 10. CONJUNCTIONSTheres nothing wrong with conjunctions; youjust dont want to start a sentence with one. Torefresh your memory, the coordinatingconjuntions are: for, an, nor, but, or, yet, so(FANBOYS). If you started any sentences withone of these words, highlight and fix it. Usuallyit can just be taken out of the sentence. If itdoesnt make sense that way, change theperiod before the conjunction to a comma.**Hint: the most common sentence-startingconjuctions are and, but, and so. 11. ConclusionRestate solutionPersuasive call (call to action)Final insight 12. GENERAL TYPOSIf you havent already, switch papers with someone else. Read carefully for general typos, spelling and punctuation errors, etc. Mark in red ink. </p>