1. Capitalize proper nouns • If you are talking about a specific personor location, capitalize it! • EX> I live in Fort Bragg, next to the Pacific Ocean. (This is a specific town by one particular ocean!) • Also remember to capitalize the beginning of sentences!
2. Use apostrophes with contractions • Did not = didn’t • The apostrophe MUST appear exactly where the letters areomitted • O’clock = on the clock, so the apostrophe replaces n, t, h, AND e!
3. There/Their/They’re • There = a place • Their = they own it • They’re = they are
4. Its, it’s • It’s = contraction: it + is = it’s • Ex: It’s good to be alive. • Its = possessive, showing ownership or belonging. • Ex: The bird built its nest. It’s not a very big one.
5. To, Two, Too • To = connector • Two = the number • Too = Also; OR, an extreme degree of something • I went to her party, but I was too late for the two cakes.
6. A LOT = 2 words! • TWO WORDS, not ONE!! • “There’s a lot of noise in the cafeteria. They’re testing their emergency system.”
7. HEADINGS must include: • YOUR NAME • MY NAME • CLASS AND PERIOD • DATE in very special MLA format • TITLE • Ex: Harry Potter Ms. Fishman English 9 P1(or 1◦) 22 August 2011 Eight Sins Notes
Always spell out words correctly Its rlly annyng 2 hv 2 figr out wht ur tryng 2 sy. No Text Speak