If you want Essay Corrections, follow the following procedures:


    1.       DO NOT THROW AWAY!  You need your original essay and rubric to be stapled to the new essay.

    2.       Type your original essay on the computer*.

    - Use the strikethrough feature to cross out omitted or altered text.
    - Add in new text but be sure to follow #3 

    3.       Using the comment feature on MS Word (Click “Review”, “New Comment”), place a comment at the end of each sentence/paragraph that shows which part of the rubric is being fixed and label it with the language of the rubric.  For example, if you are redoing your thesis – label your thesis “thesis” point.

    4.      Explain why the change is better.

    5.       Ask someone to look it over and give feedback – change if you need to.

    6.       Hand it in to Mr. Simmons with your original essay and rubric stapled AT THE BACK of the new essay labeled “ESSAY CORRECTION” and the title of the essay.  If it is not stapled with the old essay and old rubric on the back, you may keep receiving it back with no changes. 

    Mr. Simmons will either give you the point(s) or send you back to retool again.  This happens a lot and should be noted that it is part of the editing and writing process.

    This is about learning!!!  If you are having trouble understanding, please come in and see me personally with your essay.

    YOU HAVE 7-10 DAYS TO HAND IN ESSAY CORRECTIONS.  I will not accept any essay corrections after the designated deadline.

    *If you don’t have a computer, hand write it, but label in the margins.  USE PEN.

    Here is a  Sample Rewrite of an LEQ.  The comment numbering will differ for DBQ's.  Always refer to your rubric for scoring guidelines.