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The Writing Process: Revising, Editing and Proofreading

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Post on 25-Dec-2015




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  • The Writing Process: Revising, Editing and Proofreading
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  • UNITY -all materials are on the same target..same point
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  • SUPPORT -enough specific evidence?
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  • COHERENCE -is the paper organzied, transitions, tied togetherDOES IT MAKE SENSE?
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  • Sentence Skills - look for grammar errors
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  • Evidence -support, reasons, facts, details, statistics, quote, anecdote, observation, interview, library, RELEVANT! Unified, adequate, dramatic, accurate,
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  • Evidence Continued CheckTone, attitude, style, avoid clich, word choice, avoid redundancy, wordiness, avoid slang! Use complex sentences
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  • TRANSITIONS! -additonal signals, first of all furthermore -space signals, next, below, -change direction, but, however, yet, in contrast -illustration- for example, for instance Conlusion- therfore, consequently, thus, as a result, finally
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  • Think about Have an Editors Mindset Revising Editing Proofreading
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  • An Editors Mindset Polishing rather than creating
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  • Self Editing Issues Give yourself some space......But not too much Learn your tendencies What are your goals?
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  • Peer Editing Issues Degree of help needed Have enough time before submission Balance criticisms with compliments
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  • Procuring Peer Editors Writers need readers Good editors are worth their weight in gold Dont abuse them; give them your best work
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  • Layers of Effective Writing Content Organization Style Appearance Rewriting Revising Editing Proofreading
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  • Revising For Organization Moving around and adding/removing major pieces of text This is an important aspect Hard, but rewarding
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  • Dont Forget: Elements of the Essay Thesis Statement/Hypothesis/Objectives Introduction/Body/Conclusion Topic Sentences for each paragraph
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  • Logical Flow Linear process: A B C D Does the content build on itself?
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  • Audience Appropriateness Will the content be clear for the intended audience?
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  • Editing for Style Micro-logical aspects of the textis it logical? Is this readable? What style is appropriate? Do the sentences flow?
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  • Clarity If it can be misinterpreted, it is wrong Make changes to vague, absolute, misleading, and commonly misinterpreted words
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  • Conciseness If words or phrases can be removed while maintaining meaning, do it Change passive voice, negative form
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  • More General Editing Tips Read aloud Hard copy vs. Electronic (edit with red pen) Tracking changes
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  • Proofreading Grammar, spelling, formatting Spellcheck and grammar check are not enough Read each word and sentence carefully
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  • Proofreading Yourself Best results when rested Learn your common mistakes
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  • General Proofreading Tips Read aloud Watch every comma (and other punctuation)
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  • WRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE END!