M. A. A. M.

Be sure to write 'M.A.A.M.' on your paper!

Me

Restate the question and give an opinion.

Author

Support your opinion with ONE specific detail from the text.
  • In the text...
  • The text states...
  • One example is...

Author

Support your opinion with a SECOND specific detail from the text.
  • In the text...
  • The text also states...
  • A second example is...

Me

Explain the significance of your proof. Ask yourself questions such as: "So what?" or "What's your point?"


  • This shows...
  • This demonstrates...
  • I believe...
  • Now I know...

Check off each step as you finish it!