• 7 Traits of Good Writing

    Ideas

    Voice

    Organization

    Word Choice

    Conventions

    Sentence Fluency

    Presentation

     

    Things Good Writers Do To Revise

    Elaborate

    Vary Sentences

    Show Your Voice

    Be Descriptive

    Add, Cut, Reorder

     

    Things Good Writers Do To Edit

    Check Spelling of Simple and Difficult Words

    Make Sure Capital Letters Have Been Used Correctly

    Look To See That Punctuation Is Accurate

    Reread to be sure grammar is correct

    Check to see that paragraphs are logical and indented

    Make sure handwriting is consistent and neat

    Look at the overall piece for a neat and pleasant appearance

     

    Tie Your Ideas Together with Transition Words

    Show Location

                Above

                Amid

                Beyond

                Next To

                Never

                Beneath

                In Back Of

                In Front Of

                Under

                On Top Of

    Compare and Contrast

                Similarly

                However

                Otherwise

                On The Other Hand

                In The Same Way

                Either/Or

                Neither/Nor

                Even Though

    Show Time

                First

                Second

                Third

                Last

                During

                Later

                Next

                Earlier

                Before

                Afterward

                Then

                Soon

    Clarify

                In Other Words

                As A Result

                In Short

                To Put It Another Way

                Putting It Simply

    Add Information

                Considering

                For Example

                Another Thought

                Equally Important

                Besides

                In Addition

                Furthermore