ENG3U Exam Review

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Essay Checklist 

Writing Expectation Checklist Next Step
Student is able  to develop and organize content

  • identifies topic, purpose and audience
  • identifies, sorts, and orders ideas
  • selection of evidence
  • introduction, body, conclusion
  • consideration of purpose and audience evident
  • orders ideas
  • evidence used to support ideas
  • contains intro, body, and conclusion
  • reconsider purpose
  • seem to have the wrong audience. Consider who your audience is.
  • tone should be formal for this type of essay.
  • think about ordering your ideas. You may want to consider organizing by theme, chronology, or some other method
  • You are missing evidence. 
  • Think about an effective way to “hook” your audience in your introduction
  • Think of a way to transition between body paragraphs.
  • Leave your reader with something to think about in your conclusion
  • Try to make your essay less mechanical by breaking out of the formulaic 5 paragraph essay
Student is able to use a variety of stylistic elements appropriate for purpose and audience.

  • establishes voice
  • word choice
  • rhetorical devices
  • sentence crafting
  • voice is unique and engaging
  • word choice matches grade level
  • rhetorical devices used for impact
  • sentence structure varies
  • Find a way to make this writing your own. you need to find your writing “voice.” 
  • Avoid writing in passive voice
  • Write about literature in the present tense
  • When you are finished a draft go through and find any “weak” words and “upgrade” them. Weak words: good, get, bad, thing, stuff
  • Review rhetorical devices and try to use one or two in your next piece of writing.
  • Vary the length of your sentences for impact.
  • Integrate your quotations using a variety of methods
  • Avoid “this demonstrates” or “this quotation proves”
  • Be precise with your language
Student is able to demonstrate knowledge of language conventions to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Review spelling of_______
  • Go on No Red Ink and review
  • comma splices
  • commas
  • colon
  • semi-colons
  • apostrophes
  • run-on sentences
  • sentence fragments
  • subject-verb agreement
  • parallel structure
  • OTHER
Reading Expectation Checklist Next Step
Understanding Literary Texts: demonstrate an understanding
  • understands content
  • makes inferences
  • analyses text
  • identify perspective and bias
  • use of evidence
  • Avoid content errors by rereading text
  • Try close reading significant passages to add sophistication and detail to your use of evidence
  • Use the best evidence available
  • Pay more attention to language, character development, setting, literary devices, patterns,____________