The Essay Revising and Editing. Writing the Essay Writing a First Draft Revision Editing

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> The Essay Revising and Editing </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Writing the Essay Writing a First Draft Revision Editing </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Writing the First Draft You will most likely add to what you wrote during prewriting. Dont worry about grammar, punctuation, or spelling yet. </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Revision Definition: Rewriting a paper, building on what has already been done in order to make it stronger </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Quick Hints to Make Revisions Easier Set it aside for at least a day. Work from typed or printed text. Read it aloud to yourself. Add your thoughts and changes directly on the paper. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Three Stages to the Revising Process Revising Content Revising Sentences </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Revising Content Is my paper UNIFIED? Is my paper SUPPORTED? Is my paper ORGANIZED? </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Unified? Do I have a thesis that is clearly stated or implied in the introductory paragraph of my essay? Do all my supporting paragraphs truly support and back up my thesis? </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Supported? Are there three separate supporting points for the thesis? Do I have specific evidence for each of the three supporting points? Is there plenty of specific evidence for each supporting point? </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Organized? Do I have an interesting introduction, a solid conclusion, and an accurate title? Do I have a clear method of organizing my paper? Do I use transitions and other connecting words? </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Editing the Essay </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Editing Definition: Checking for and correcting grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Eliminating these types of mistakes will improve your paper and your grade! FYI! </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> The Independent Clause Has subject, verb, and a complete thought. Example: John went to town. The Dependent Clause Has subject, verb, and does NOT complete a thought. Example: When John went to town </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Run-On Sentences A run-on sentence incorrectly runs together two independent clauses without a conjunction or punctuation. EXAMPLE: My neighbor Mr. Hoffman is seventy-five years old he plays tennis every Saturday afternoon. My neighbor Mr. Hoffman is seventy-five years old. He plays tennis every Saturday afternoon. </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Comma Splices A comma splice incorrectly joins two independent clauses with a comma but no conjunction. EXAMPLE: My neighbor Mr. Hoffman is seventy-five years old, he plays tennis every Saturday afternoon. My neighbor Mr. Hoffman is seventy-five years old, and he plays tennis every Saturday afternoon. </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Fragments A fragment is a group of words punctuated like a sentence but missing one of the important elements to make it a sentence: a subject, a verb, or a complete thought. EXAMPLE: Running along the beach. </li> </ul>