• 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.