Personal Memoir Assignment Checklist
· All work must be typed and DOUBLE SPACED
· Remember to NAME Your GoogleDoc (Untitled Document is not sufficient). I’d suggest keeping two separate documents, one titled Personal Memoir, and another titled About the Author
· Check off the steps below as you complete them
· Keep track of your drafts – you will need to turn them in!
Developing Your Thesis and Concept Map
o Decide on a theme or common thread
o Write 3-5 sentences explaining how the people or experiences in your life have helped you become the person you are today.
o Complete Concept Map – be sure each idea is related to your theme!
o Begin drafting your vignettes -- work on one vignette at a time
o Be sure to include specific details about people and experiences
o Utilize figurative language and transition words!
Draft 2: Revise
o Apply teacher edits
o Experiment with
Adding interesting vocabulary words
o Proofread for clarity (Does my writing make sense?)
o Apply peer edits (Check mechanics for grammar, organization, punctuation and spelling).
o All previous drafts are included with the final draft.
o Piece includes a MS Heading and clever title.
o About the Author: Write 5-8 sentences about yourself (Think Who/What/Where/When/Why).
o Cover Illustration: Design a colorful cover that is thematically relevant to your memoir. Be sure to include a title!