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A concise checklist of what your high school student needs to be thinking about and including in their writing assignments. Beginning with a foundation, kids can follow step by step instructions to their finished essay. The steps are: narrowing focus and determining your thesis statement, choose your method of development, make an outline, write a first draft, prepare for your final draft, revise and finalize, and then proofread your finished product. I like how each section has short, readable bits of information. There are lots of tips along the way about grammar and punctuation too.
Each chapter has about five questions for your student to check their comprehension. In the back is an answer key (it also has the questions to save you flipping back and forth.) This book from McGraw Hill is a short and sweet guide to keep kids in check as they go forth and write! 160 pgs, pb. ~ Sara