Thursday, November 17, 2011

Revising and Editing

1. Revision


Thesis statements

Add support

Outline

Topic Sentences should form paragraph

Intro/Conclusion

Transitions

Cut?


2. Editing

Sentence openings (esp It/There)

Capital letters/end punctuation

Signal phrases

Spelling—Spell check.

its/it’s

there/they’re/their

to/too/two

Proper names: Friedman, for ex.

Use a ruler

Read backwards

Read aloud

6 comments:

SimRM said...

Using a ruler turned out to be very effective. I find that working with a partner is always better than trying to revise your own paper.

Anna Diaz said...

Reading the essay sentence by sentence was a great way to find grammar errors especially words that were missing.

Katie said...

This was all very helpful stuff to do to make sure that our essays are error free. I've never read my essay backwards before it was definitly different.

Kayla "Pack-a-nerds" said...

Wow! Because I haven't commented in a while I am trying to hurry and catch back up... and MAN!!!! I wish I remembered this when I was editing my essay!!!! I think it could've helped!!! :( Dang :(

Betty Boop said...

REVISING AND EDITING WAS A GOOD WAY TO CHECK OUR MISTAKES AND GET FEEDBACK.

JIH said...

I liked these tips, it made it easier and challenging when revising my essay.