1. Choose one article from Best of SNO to read (match the section your current rough draft is in). After reading, list the following:
- 3 specific details the author has done well (cite the detail and explain why you thought this was effective.)
- 2 ideas you want to implement in your own writing
- 1 aspect you need to work on the most when it comes to your rough draft
2. Check your comments and suggestions. Based on where you are at right now, list the top three things you are going to work on in regards to your rough draft this period.
3. Work on edits and revisions.
4. Peer Critique: Provide feedback for two people in your group. Focus on the following:
- Lead: How can the lead paragraph more effective?
- Sources: How effective and authoritative are your sources? How can you include more in-depth information?
- Transitions: How effective are your transitions? How can you avoid restating questions or avoiding the cliche "When asked..." transition?
- Language: How can you tighten your language, stay in third person, and avoid repetition?
- Closing: How can you close your article more effectively, without summing up with your opinion?
4. Exit Ticket:
- What did you accomplish today?
- What did you struggle with and how did you deal with this struggle?
- What are your next steps?