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    CHS Minimum Writing Requirements in ALL Classes

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    A sentence must be a complete thought and must include a subject (s) and a verb (v).


    NOT – when the door opened
    YES – The fierce Wildcat growled.



    A sentence must begin with a capital letter.

    NOT – when the door opened, the fierce Wildcat growled.
    YES – When the door opened, the fierce Wildcat growled.



    A sentence must end with punctuation that matches the purpose of the sentence. Use a “.” for a statement or command, a “?” for a question, and an “!” for an emphatic statement.

    NOT – The Wildcat is a courageous animal
    YES – The Wildcat is a courageous animal.
    Is the Wildcat a courageous animal?
    The Wildcat is a fierce, courageous animal!



    A sentence should not start with the word “there.”

    NOT – There were four Wildcats sprinting across the field.
    YES – Four Wildcats sprinted across the field.



    A sentence should use vivid verbs and include descriptive words.


    NOT – Wildcats are the best.
    YES – The fierce, courageous Wildcats annihilate their competitors with their cunning ability to decipher the competition’s weaknesses.

    — Clovis High School
    Writing Requirements
    2012-02-05
    http://www.clovis-schools.org/chs/teacher_tools/min_writing_requirement.html


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