9-12.I.A Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate clear focus, the logical development of ideas in well-organized paragraphs, and the use of appropriate language that advances the author's purpose.
9-12.I.A.1 Determine effective approaches, forms, and rhetorical techniques that demonstrate understanding of the writer's purpose and audience.
9-12.I.A.2 Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, keeping careful records of outside sources.
9-12.I.A.3 Evaluate relevance, quality, sufficiency, and depth of preliminary ideas and information, organize material generated, and formulate a thesis.
9-12.I.A.4 Recognize the importance of revision as the key to effective writing. Each draft should refine key ideas and organize them more logically and fluidly, use language more precisely and effectively, and draw the reader to the author's purpose.