AP Minus 2’s

-2 pts per error up to -10 per assignment    A=All Writing ; F=Formal Writing

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  1. Do not use “you”

 

“you” is inexact and it makes assumptions, which risks losing the audience

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2. Do not use “I”

(Limit use in all writing)

“I” makes the argument personal when the writer should work to appear object.

Exception: Reader / Response Essay

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  x 3. Do not use Contractions

(Voice and rhythm dependent in all writing)

Contractions skip syllables and are informal.

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  4. MLA Format must be used for Heading, page number, Title, Font & Size, Margins & Citations

 

Content becomes king when presentation is standard.

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  5. Call Artists by their Last Names

Unless an author is on the first name basis with an artist (and even if they are) the last name should be used.  They can be introduced once formally in ¶1 by full name.

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