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

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Slide 1 The Essay Revising and Editing Slide 2 Writing the Essay Writing a First Draft Revision Editing Slide 3 Writing the First Draft You will most likely add to what you wrote during prewriting. Dont worry about grammar, punctuation, or spelling yet. Slide 4 Revision Definition: Rewriting a paper, building on what has already been done in order to make it stronger Slide 5 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. Slide 6 Three Stages to the Revising Process Revising Content Revising Sentences Slide 7 Revising Content Is my paper UNIFIED? Is my paper SUPPORTED? Is my paper ORGANIZED? Slide 8 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? Slide 9 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? Slide 10 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? Slide 11 Editing the Essay Slide 12 Editing Definition: Checking for and correcting grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Eliminating these types of mistakes will improve your paper and your grade! FYI! Slide 13 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 Slide 14 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. Slide 15 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. Slide 16 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.

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