• If you lose points on a homework or writing assignment, and the grade you earned is due to not being "thoughtful or "thorough"--here is why (according to my students):
     
    • you didn't write complete sentences
    • there is a lack of developed thought--it's a fragmented idea
    • you stated the obvious
    • your language is simplistic
    • it's clear that you wrote it too fast
    • you assumed that your work wouldn't be checked, so you didn't write well
    • missing key facts
    • lack of details or close examples
    • there are no direct examples (with page #s)/ citations
    • the main idea of the question is ignored
    • you assumed that someone else read the story and would "know" what you are talking about
    • lacks development and clarity
    • lacks details that reveal the character's feelings (if applicable)