Your revisions of the high school sports essay are due Thursday in class. A lot of you have big fixes to make that you can begin working on now, the most important being to explain why high school sports have the unique benefits you claim. It’s not enough to claim that sports build teamwork; you need to explain why sports uniquely help develop it.

Try to think about making claims that are not totally obvious. Surprise the reader with an interesting, specific detail or claim they might not have considered. And don’t over-explain claims that seem obvious.

Additionally, I would guess that most of you never read the actual prompt, which includes some excellent evidence that could be used as either evidence supporting your claims or as naysayers you could respond to. Why not actually read it and use it? 🙂

The revision checklist is available here.

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