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Lazy Sunday With My 6 + 1 

“Lazy Sunday” (a digital short) by Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell
originally aired December 17, 2005 on “Saturday Night Live.”

Lazy Sunday, wake up in the late afternoon,
Call Ragusa just to see how he’s doin’
Hello?
What up Rags?
Yo Mar what’s happenin’?
You thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’?
6+1 man… Let’s rap it!

But first my hunger pains are sticking like duct tape.
Let’s hit up I-Hop and mack on some Pancakes
No doubt! That restaurant’s hot like a fever
I love them crepes like my daughter loves Bieber.

Man that food is good but let’s focus on the issue,
Writing is a thrill that involves some skill
Ya see…some are blessed more so than the rest
They write like they speak and they ace the test,
But those who say writing is a gift never learned
The six plus one so listen it’s your turn…

We start with IDEAS, what’s the message? Is it clear?
ORGANIZE those thoughts, use paragraphs here…
Don’t forget VOICE, does it sound like you?
Listen to your heart or get a clue.

WORD CHOICE is key if you want to stand out,
Are they specific, precise beyond a doubt?
Put those four together and you’re on your way,
But hey don’t forget­—SENTENCE FLUENCY.

Fragments and run-ons they’re just no good,
It makes writing weak… Is this understood?
Don’t forget grammar and spelling too,
What about word usage? That’s right…
These are CONVENTIONS dude!

Yo, when this writing’s done, let’s have some fun.
That sounds good but you forgot the plus one
Plus who? PRESENTATION dude!
How you representing? On paper; poster-board?
I was thinking about PowerPoint…they say that’s the word.
Don’t forget Publisher…
That’s a good one, too.
Wikis are the best!
True that.
DOUBLE TRUE!

This is the 6+1 traits of writing… What?!
I said the 6+1 traits of writing… What?!
That’s right…the 6+1 traits of writing…yea!

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