DMS Writing NON-NEGOTIABLES
> Correct Capitalization (especially “I”)
> Correct punctuation (end punctuation and at the end of sentences)
> Use only complete sentences
> Indent every paragraph
> NO texting language
> Correct spelling
> Proper introduction and conclusion
> Correct use of homonyms
> Correct pronoun/antecedent agreement
> Varied transitions
H.A.T.S. Off to Writing
Hook: Find a hook to start your response, mention the title/author (if appropriate), rephrase the question/prompt.
Textual Evidence: Cite evidence from the text that supports your view. Explain how it supports your thesis statement.
Summarize: End the response by using a key word or phrase from the text that supports your central idea.