Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that advocates a position.
Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.
Organize information to provide elaboration and unity.
Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, maintaining an organized structure and formal style.
Engage in writing as a recursive process.
Clearly state and defend a position with reasons and evidence, from credible sources.
Identify a counterclaim and provide a counter-argument.