Demerit List

No matter what language you use to speak or write, using correct grammar not only helps you communicate more effectively and precisely, but also helps you avoid embarrassment. Around the world, correct grammar is an indication that the speaker or writer is an educated person who understands the nuances of the language, while grammar errors can indicate that you are not focusing on your words or, worse, that you do not understand the mechanics of your own language.

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With this in mind, it is our responsibility to ensure that students are using and practicing proper grammar. Students are responsible for the following items in all of their writing. Students are charged one demerit per error described below. Our list grows as we learn new grammar and spelling rules.

  • Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence, a person's name, or a place
  • Punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • A pronoun with a missing antecedent
  • Spelling rules 1-8
  • its, it's
  • Misspelling of a character's name from a story
  • Misspelling of words that are in the question