Elements of an essay editing and revising

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<ul><li><p>Elements of an Essay: Revising and Editing</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Editing and Revising</p><p>These are necessary stepsIn order to write an elegant, thorough, well-argued essay.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Editing and Revising</p><p>These are necessary stepsIn order to write an elegant, thorough, well-argued essay.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Good writing is rewriting, rewriting, </p><p>and rewriting. Every writer - from the high school student to the professional has to edit and revise </p><p>their work.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Time to editAfter you have written the rough draft of </p><p>your essay, answer the following questions.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>1.</p><p>Introduction ParagraphYour introduction paragraph is the first impression that your </p><p>readers will get of your paper.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Does your Introduction Paragraph have all of the following elements?</p><p>A hook?</p><p>This is your chance to grab the readers attention with an interesting statement.</p><p>Background information?</p><p>Here is where you connect the hook to the thesis statement.</p><p>A thesis statement?</p><p> A thesis statement is an opinion that can be proven and is worth proving to others.</p><p>If not, what elements are missing?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Does your hook use one of the methods learned in the introduction blog?</p><p>If so, which one?</p><p>Does this method relate the best to your argument?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p><p>https://oxfordtutoringblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/elements-of-an-essay-introduction-paragraphs/</p></li><li><p>Background InfoDoes the background information show why the </p><p>hook and thesis statement are relevant?</p><p>If not,How should you improve the background information?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>2.</p><p>Thesis StatementYour essay should be built around your thesis statement.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Check mark all the questions that apply</p><p>The thesis statement is easy to identify:</p><p>The thesis statement makes it clear what the subject of the essay will be:</p><p>The thesis statement tells what the writer of the essay thinks about the subject:</p><p>The thesis statement has at least two points of support or contention:</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Thesis Statement</p><p> What elements of the thesis statement are strong and clear?</p><p> What elements of the thesis statement are missing or unclear?</p><p> How can you make the thesis statement stronger or clear?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>3.</p><p>Body ParagraphsYour body paragraphs contain the meat of your essay.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Your Body Paragraphs need each of the following:</p><p>Topic Sentence</p><p>Transition Word Detail</p><p>Commentary Conclusion Sentence</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Are there at least 2 body paragraphs?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Topic SentencesIs there a topic sentence in each body </p><p>paragraphs?</p><p>Does the topic sentence refer to the points of support or contention from the thesis statement??</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Yes or no?</p><p>Does each detail sentence have a transition word?</p><p>Yes or no?</p><p>Are the transition words appropriately varied?</p><p>Transition Words</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Details</p><p> Are there at least two details in each body paragraph?</p><p> Do the details fall under one of the categories discussed in the details blog?</p><p> Do the details support the topic sentence?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p><p>https://oxfordtutoringblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/elements-of-an-essay-writing-details/</p></li><li><p>Commentary</p><p>The commentary falls under one of the categories discussed in the commentary blog:</p><p>The commentary makes the details clearer and easier to understand:</p><p>The commentary uses the what and why method:</p><p>There are at least two sentences of commentary for every detail:</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p><p>https://oxfordtutoringblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/elements-of-an-essay-writing-commentary/https://oxfordtutoringblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/elements-of-an-essay-writing-commentary/</p></li><li><p>Conclusion Sentence</p><p> Does the concluding sentence close out the body paragraph well?</p><p> Does the concluding sentence transitions well into the next topic?</p><p> If so, why? If not, why?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Instructions for useOpen this document in Google Slides (if you are at slidescarnival.com use the button below this presentation)</p><p>You have to be signed in to your Google account</p><p>EDIT IN GOOGLE SLIDES</p><p>Go to the File menu and select Make a copy.</p><p>You will get a copy of this document on your Google Drive and will be able to edit, add or delete slides.</p><p>EDIT IN POWERPOINT</p><p>Go to the File menu and select Download as Microsoft PowerPoint. You will get a .pptx file that you can edit in PowerPoint. </p><p>Remember to download and install the fonts used in this presentation (youll find the links to the font files needed in the Presentation design slide)</p><p>More info on how to use this template at www.slidescarnival.com/help-use-presentation-template</p><p>This template is free to use under Creative Commons Attribution license. If you use the graphic assets (photos, icons and typographies) provided with this presentation you must keep the Credits slide.</p><p>#http://www.slidescarnival.com/help-use-presentation-templatehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</p></li><li><p>4.</p><p>Concluding ParagraphYour concluding paragraph is the bow that ties your essay together.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Recap of what the reader </p><p>learned in the body </p><p>paragraphs?</p><p>Restatement of the thesis?</p><p>Sum up sentence?</p><p>Does the concluding paragraph have all of the following? </p></li><li><p>Is the sum up sentence powerful</p><p>?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>GeneralLook at your essay as a whole.</p><p>5.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>WhatIs your overall impression of the piece?</p><p>What Did you like about the essay?</p><p>Does it Feelcomplete?</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Editing and Revising</p><p>Now that you have answered all the questions,Rewrite your essay with the new edits and revisions.</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p></li><li><p>Or give us a call!</p><p>We can help you edit your essay!</p><p>(949) 681-0388</p><p>Oxford Tutoring copyright 2016</p><p>http://www.oxfordtutoring.com/</p></li><li><p>Credits</p><p>Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free: Presentation template by SlidesCarnival Photographs by Unsplash</p><p>http://www.slidescarnival.com/http://unsplash.com/</p></li></ul>

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