- Never begin your response with "she" or "he." A pronoun suggests that the
readers know who you are specifically writing about.
- Do not use "you" in your responses to either questions or prompts.
- Always provide evidence from the text under scrutiny. This is known as Citing
for Evidence and must be shown by quoting the text and writing the copied
information between quotation marks. Note: This is a main standard for the
course. Failure to include evidence is automatically a deficiency in the student's
- Do not use symbols in your writing. Symbols, such as "& " are inappropriate.