Too many students think that once they have written an essay, one draft of an essay anyway, that they are "done." The Common Core demands that students learn how to write an effective multiple paragraph, multi-draft essay. This presentation fosters that process in easy to follow, step by step, improvements. These ARE basic edits, but even the most capable teen writer will find nuggets of new information, including how to run a check as to what grade level their writing is. The most valuable result of this last skill is that, as they use this tool more often, they will start to experiment with it, making adjustments in sentence combining and word choice to see how it affects the overall grade level of their writing. This is a presentation of Ten Steps, with each individual step taking about 5-7 minutes to cover. The last page in the presentation of the edits is an interactive notebook handout. It is recommended that students get this handout, THEN cover each edit, one at a time, as students progress through the writing process, having them follow along with their handout. Individually determined students will likely advance their own writing using the Ten Steps list ahead of the class presentation. The duration listed in the information reflects the TOTAL time of presenting the product. Again, each edit is only about 5-7 minutes if presented individually.