Language & Composition

Mr. Eure | Brewster High School

Writing Tools

DAMAGES+ Writing Materials
•  DAMAGES+ Redux: Revised Materials (2013) | Opens in Google Drive
•  The following are archived versions of the rubric and writing guides:
•  The Formative Writing Process
•  DAMAGES+ Rubric
•  DAMAGES+ Overview and Instructions
•  DAMAGES+ Holistic Scoring Guide
•  DAMAGES+ Categorical Breakdown
•  DAMAGES+ Scoring Scale

Composition Guides and Tools
•  Revision and Reflection Guidelines (POST)
•  Submission Requirements (POST)
•  Collaboration and Collegiality (POST)
•  SOAPSTONE Tool
•  Jay Heinrichs – Thank You for Arguing (Selected Appendices)

MLA Materials
•  Pre-Formatted Word Document
•  MLA Style Guide
•  MLA Template
•  MLA Style Web References
•  MLA Website
•  Pre-Formatted Word Document

Search and Citation Guides
•  Quick Guide: Google and Wikipedia | Covers how to use Google and Wikipedia to locate valid websites.
•  Evaluating Web Pages (from UC Berkley) | Use this website to verify the websites you use, once you have found them through Google or Wikipedia.
•  Research Method #1: Index Cards | An overview of how to use index cards to record secondary source details, analysis, and citation information.
•  Research Method #2: Word Documents | This second method of recording secondary source information may be useful.
•  Google Scholar Search | This takes you directly to the advanced search page for Google Scholar.
•  Google Blog Search | This takes you directly to the advanced search page for blogs.
•  Quick Guide: In-Line and Parenthetical Citations | Covers some of the research paper requirements.
•  EasyBib.com (Citation Tool) | Use this tool carefully, recognizing both its utility and its dangers (e.g., typos are not corrected).
•  CitationMachine.com (Citation Tool) | This second free resource should also be used carefully.

Sentence Variety Guides
•  Building Phrases: Subjects and Predicates | From the University of Ottawa.
•  Building Clauses: Subordinate and Coordinate Ideas | From the University of Ottawa.
•  Building Sentences: Subordinate and Coordinate Ideas | From the University of Ottawa.
•  Guide to Compound and Complex Sentences | By Professor Vincent Pirov at Merced College.