These are merely (2) one-sheets listing basic rules for analytical writing used in Advanced Placement™ Literature and Composition courses (and college writing, in general) along with the quarterly writing rubric.
They are two student handouts that I include with student syllabi and review incessantly with my classes until they understand that AP™ style is a more advanced form of writing than the anecdotal narratives they love and worship, sigh. It also explains the basic 0-9 scoring formula and divides it by quarter; I expect my students to become better writers as the year progresses, and the rubric converts these expectations to more rigorous grading.
They both hang in my room and are projected and reviewed before in-class essays as a reminder of what is expected. They're quick but helpful pointers to introduce and remind students of basic rules for good writing.
I've compiled these writing points over a decade as an AP™ Literature instructor and AP™ Reader, and I've found them to be quite useful when introducing/enforcing some critical components of analytical writing. Every now and then, I'll even assign groups to each bullet point in order to demonstrate good and bad examples of each to make them easier to remember.
Enjoy, and cheers to high scores! (One can hope...)
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