Writing is a big focus on my campus. I decided to create 7 strategies or steps to a better paper. In Texas, we have the STAAR test. These strategies were developed with Texas standards but will be useful in any state.
The goals included are:
1. Brainstorm and categorize your ideas.
2. Organize your thoughts into paragraphs.
3. Establish a topic sentence.
4. Use both simple and compound sentences.
5. Include supporting sentences with facts and details.
6. Develop a concluding statement.
7. Edit for grammar, mechanics and spelling.