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  1. “Deadly Sins” [in English class! You can lose a point every time you “sin!”]

  2. 1. Leaving letters off words • EX> Their lives were terrible. The didn’t know what to do. As winter got colder, the couldn’t even find food, let alone grow it. • Always proofread to make sure you haven’t left a letteof a wor.

  3. 2. Capitalize proper nouns • If you are talking about a specific person or location, capitalize it! • EX> I live in a small town by the ocean. (This could be any small town by any ocean!) • EX> I live in Fort Bragg, next to the Pacific Ocean. (This is a specific town by one particular ocean!)

  4. 3. Use apostrophes with contractions • Did not = didn’t • The apostrophe MUST appear exactly where the letters are omitted • O’clock = on the clock, so the apostrophe replaces n, t, h, AND e!

  5. 4. HEADINGS must include: • NAME • Teacher Name • CLASS & PERIOD • Date 30 August 2012

  6. 5. There/Their/They’re • There = a place • Their = they own it • They’re = they are

  7. 6. A LOT = 2 words! • TWO WORDS, not ONE!! • “There’s a lot of noise in the cafeteria. They’re testing their emergency system.”

  8. 7. 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.

  9. 8. Text Speak! • When writing academically and u find yrslf doin this… STOP!!!! IDK

  10. 9. Don’t use “YOU” randomly. • If the reader is not being directly involved or addressed, avoid using “YOU.” • People didn’t travel much in the 1800s because you didn’t have a car to take you anywhere.