The Three Most Important Rules for Writing
January 13, 2005
What, in your opinion, are the three most important rules of writing? Write your answer as a short, 100-word, paragraph. Explain your reasons for each of the three rules.
Begin with a clear topic sentence and end with a good concluding sentence.
• Take your rough draft home with you today.
• Make at least five corrections to the draft and recopy the paragraph.
• Bring both your original and your new copy to class next week.
See a Teacher Writing Sample: Three Writing Rules (2005; includes a first and second draft version for comparison)
See a Teacher Writing Sample: Three Rules of Writing (2004)
See a Student Writing Sample: Three Rules of Writing
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