Finer grained standards that are part of this one
explain, analyze, or summarize a topic.
use a process for writing, including:
understand that good writing includes elaboration.
recognize that a thesis statement is not an announcement of the subject, but rather a unified, and specific statement.
understand that good writing has been improved through revision.
understand and apply the elements of composing:
identify intended audience and purpose.
use a variety of prewriting strategies including:
write an effective thesis statement focusing, limiting, or narrowing the topic.
differentiate between a the sis statement and a topic sentence.