The Outsiders Essay Checklist Please check which rules you have followed and attach to your completed assignment. Name:________________________________ Date: ____________________ Title: ________________________________ General: Proper Paragraph structure (intro, 3 body, conclusion) Double spaced, indented paragraphs Mechanics: Punctuation, capitalization and spelling have been checked. Quotations are properly formatted. Introduction: The text, time/place, author and topic are established The three main subtopics or points are highlighted within thesis statement Body: Three or more paragraphs Each paragraph has a minimum of three sentences, plus possibly a “very short sentence.” Each paragraph uses stylistic devices and sentence starters. Each has a clincher at the end which repeats/reflects the key words of the topic. Conclusion: The reader is reminded of the themes discussed. The reader knows which points are more important and why. The words “I: and “we” are not used (third person is employed) The final sentence reflects/repeats the title/leaves the reader with something to think about.