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4th Nine Weeks: No-No Words for Reserach Paper

“No-No” WORDS FOR FORMAL WRITING 

As you edit your paper, circle any of these words – if you find them in your paper – and make sure to change and replace them for the final copy. Add a tally mark(s) to the words/phrases you found – and then be sure to change them! 

 Me This paper is about…
 I Here is some information on…
 You Don’t you want to read about…
 In this paragraph I will… I hope you enjoyed my paper…
 Let’s read on to find out… I tried to tell you…
 My paper is about… And that was my paper…
 My story is about…. The End
 Let me tell you about…. We

 Remember, in a research paper:

  • No feelings or opinions should be expressed (i.e. Annie Oakley was awesome; or, Annie Oakley was the greatest women to ever shoot a rifle.)
  • No pronouns (I, me, you, we, etc.)
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