The Writing Process: Revising, Editing and Proofreading.

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Slide 1 The Writing Process: Revising, Editing and Proofreading Slide 2 4 BASES UNITY, SUPPORT COHERENCE AND SENTENCE SKILLS! Slide 3 UNITY -all materials are on the same target..same point Slide 4 SUPPORT -enough specific evidence? Slide 5 COHERENCE -is the paper organzied, transitions, tied togetherDOES IT MAKE SENSE? Slide 6 Sentence Skills - look for grammar errors Slide 7 Evidence -support, reasons, facts, details, statistics, quote, anecdote, observation, interview, library, RELEVANT! Unified, adequate, dramatic, accurate, Slide 8 Evidence Continued CheckTone, attitude, style, avoid clich, word choice, avoid redundancy, wordiness, avoid slang! Use complex sentences Slide 9 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 Slide 10 Think about Have an Editors Mindset Revising Editing Proofreading Slide 11 An Editors Mindset Polishing rather than creating Slide 12 Self Editing Issues Give yourself some space......But not too much Learn your tendencies What are your goals? Slide 13 Peer Editing Issues Degree of help needed Have enough time before submission Balance criticisms with compliments Slide 14 Procuring Peer Editors Writers need readers Good editors are worth their weight in gold Dont abuse them; give them your best work Slide 15 Layers of Effective Writing Content Organization Style Appearance Rewriting Revising Editing Proofreading Slide 16 Revising For Organization Moving around and adding/removing major pieces of text This is an important aspect Hard, but rewarding Slide 17 Dont Forget: Elements of the Essay Thesis Statement/Hypothesis/Objectives Introduction/Body/Conclusion Topic Sentences for each paragraph Slide 18 Logical Flow Linear process: A B C D Does the content build on itself? Slide 19 Audience Appropriateness Will the content be clear for the intended audience? Slide 20 Editing for Style Micro-logical aspects of the textis it logical? Is this readable? What style is appropriate? Do the sentences flow? Slide 21 Clarity If it can be misinterpreted, it is wrong Make changes to vague, absolute, misleading, and commonly misinterpreted words Slide 22 Conciseness If words or phrases can be removed while maintaining meaning, do it Change passive voice, negative form Slide 23 More General Editing Tips Read aloud Hard copy vs. Electronic (edit with red pen) Tracking changes Slide 24 Proofreading Grammar, spelling, formatting Spellcheck and grammar check are not enough Read each word and sentence carefully Slide 25 Proofreading Yourself Best results when rested Learn your common mistakes Slide 26 General Proofreading Tips Read aloud Watch every comma (and other punctuation) Slide 27 WRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE END!


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