Revising & Editing Academic Writing

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Revising & Editing Academic Writing. Revising. Real revision is more than making a few minor adjustments. It requires being open to the idea that parts of your paper (and sometimes the entire paper) might need to be re-thought and re-written. . Remember:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Revising & Editing Academic WritingRevising & Editing Academic WritingRevisingReal revision is more than making a few minor adjustments. It requires being open to the idea that parts of your paper (and sometimes the entire paper) might need to be re-thought and re-written. Remember:You do NOT work best under pressure.You are NOT the most brilliant the first time around.Your paper is NOT perfect the way it is.Sometimes you must kill your darlings.The basics:Dealing with the Big PictureParagraphsEditing& ProofreadingEditing is the process of fixing minor problems related to style. Proofreading is the correction of mistakes in punctuation, spelling, and grammar.Tips:Parallelism:Common usage errors:Accept/ exceptAffect/effect there/their/theyre were, where/wereyour/youreto/too/twoIt/itsCommas:Indicate a pause is needed in a sentence.Separate clauses, phrases, and items in a list.Where would you put the comma?The rule:Where would you put the comma?The rule:Where would you put the commas?The rule:How would you correct the following comma splice?The rule:SourcesAdapted fromRevising Drafts. The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/revision.html and Conquering the Comma. Purdue University Online Writing Lab. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/692/1/

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