C.O.P.S Writing Strategy

C.O.P.S. Writing Strategy

The Most Common Mistakes in Writing

C apitalization

O verall Appearance

P unctuation

S pelling

The “COPS” Questions

1. Have I capitalized the first word and proper nouns?

2. Have I made any handwriting, margin, messy, or spacing errors?

3. Have I used end punctuation, commas, and semicolons correctly?

4. Do the words look like they’re spelled right, can I sound them out or should I use the dictionary?