Closing Questions

Directions: Please read the following scenario and then respond to the closing questions. 

Meet Julissa. Julissa enjoys reading and she is a strong reader for her grade level. She has lots of friends at school and is on the soccer team. She is engaged in class discussions, but she listens more than she contributes. She enjoys coming to your class, but has never come to tutorials or stayed after school. Her writing is weak and she struggles to choose evidence that best supports her claims.

On Julissa’s most recent essay, she received the following feedback from her teacher:

Dear Julissa,

Your essay is missing an introduction with a clear thesis statement. The quotations need more explanation in order to adequately develop the topic. You need more varied and precise transitional words and phrases. Your conclusion paragraph needs to be developed further.

Sincerely,

Your teacher