Things to remember for your mock trial papers and presentations

If you leave out a list of references consulted or works cited, you will lose a full letter grade on your paper.

Incorrect statements about how tests work will hurt your grade more than grammatical errors.

Do not read your paper in your presentation! (It is acceptable to look at notes.)

Take advantage of the spell checker and grammar checker in Microsoft Word.

Watch out for problems with inappropriately used commas and semicolons.

Watch out for incomplete sentences, or sentences that donít make sense because one of the clauses is missing a subject or verb.