Most Common Unit 1 Errors

1)Not following Business communication conventions or proper letter format.

2) Paragraph Structure

  • main idea
  • claim
  • evidence
  • explanation
  • transitions

3) Writing to the Reader (tone)

4) Vague Language (grammatical errors or unclear statements)

5) Not putting the purpose/main idea at the beginning of the document/paragraph

6) Word Choices

The school (culture) revolves (centers or focuses) around sports and academics.

7) Redundancy


Key Chart for Unit 1 Comments

R? Why tell reader this?


OO Overall Organization
V Vague Language


PO Paragraph Organization
WC Word Count


MI Most Important First
RO Run on


EV Evidence
C Cliché


SP Spacing
S Inadequate



Subject Matter

FO Font Choice

______   grammatical error or passive voice




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