Hello scholars! T minus ten days here till the end of trimester. I’m responding to papers all day today as fast as I can! I’m going to offer you a Before and After in class today to help you as you work on your rewrites (Click here for an e-copy: B&A Persuasive Letter, Detail). A Before and After is when I take a student’s paragraph “before” and revise it as if it were mine to revise for the target areas I’d like to see you working on in your on papers. I offer an analysis at the end about why the “after” is an improvement. I hope it will be a useful tool for you as you’re revising this task.
In the meantime, today we’ll begin our discussion about Looking for Alaska.