I begin the class by posting a check-list on the board. I ask students to verify that they have all our focus elements in their literary analysis essays:
While I take attendance, students haul out their essays and compare their work to the list, identifying missing elements or elements needing improvement.
With a list of elements missing or needing improvement, I take my class to the computer lab to revise their work. While I don't normally take this step until after peer revision, I have a special purpose today: