Sun Valley

High School

Welcome!     
Paul Carboni
American Literature & Creative Writing 

pcarboni@pdsd.org

 
 
Say hello to Cody, the smartest dog in the world, because he always completes his summer reading.  

ONLINE TEXTBOOK:  

Go to my.hrw.com
 
Username: gstudent927
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NONE OF THESE WORDS SHOULD APPEAR IN YOUR WRITING~!  

 
What is formal writing?

Formal writing is writing that reflects sophistication in grammar and usage. 

When writing formally,  avoid the use of 1st and 2nd person, slang, contractions and clichéd words or phrases
 
Formal writing should include a thesis statement that is arguable and well defended using examples, textual support and explanation
 
Formal writing is usually multi-paragraph and includes an introduction, body and conclusion. 

Things to know for your paper:

·       It is imperative that you formulate your own, strong thesis for the topic you intend to discuss. 

·       The thesis must be related to characterization or theme. 

·       All formal writing rules apply.

·       Should be a four- or five-paragraph paper

·       If you are uncertain what this means, contact a student who has had me previously, or do some research.  This has been taught to you before. 

·       Remember all of our conversations regarding formal vs. informal.

·      Times New Roman; 12pt; double-spaced 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Writing Resources:

·        Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

·        A Quick Tutorial: How to Cite Text

 
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