Seventh Grade Non-Negotiable Writing Rules
Students will follow these rules for formal, graded writing:
- Indent the beginning of each paragraph.
- Capitalize the first word of every sentence.
- Capitalize all proper nouns.
- Punctuate the end of each sentence.
- Avoid text message lingo and slang (“u,” “cuz,” “‘til,” “b/c,” “w/,” “+,” “&”) .
If students choose to submit work with any of these errors, the work will be returned and will remain ungraded until these corrections are made.