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7.4 | Editing
STEP 1 - LEARN Watch or recall the video Critique and Feedback - the Story of Austin's Butterfly video, found on YouTube, from Start Right Lesson 1.4. What lessons were communicated in the video? Learn about editing in the following slides.
. COLLABORATION IS KEY When editor and writer work together from the beginning, content improves. Writers must be willing to continually edit and revise. –Learn editing marks. –Listen to feedback with an open mind. Editors should try to help the writer, not just improve the story.
ACCURACY IS IMPERATIVE Names and other facts must be checked. Spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure – all must be correct.
DEVELOP A STYLE GUIDE Everyone should use the same method for: Attribution, or how a source is credited Titles, (Ms., Mr., Mrs.) when and how they are used Names, whether it’s first or last names in second reference (Jane or Doe) Identification, the form for indicating a student’s year in school (sophomore or 10) Capitalization Punctuation Abbreviations Spelling Numbers
EDIT FOR STYLE Editing goes beyond proofreading. Resources provide help with editing. Dictionary Thesaurus The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual Guidelines improve writing throughout the yearbook.
STYLE GUIDELINES VERBS: Use past tense, active voice. Avoid adverbs and use stronger verbs. NOUNS: Paint a picture with descriptive nouns. (e.g. “musicians” instead of “students.” POINT OF VIEW: Use third person, objective (he, she, they). PARAGRAPHS: Short Sentences and paragraphs are more reader-friendly.
STEP 2 - PRACTICE As a class, review Handout 7.4 – AP Journalism Style Basics. Write in active and interesting voice using Start Right Activity 7.4 – Action! Share your revised sentences with the class. Practice editing for style and accuracy using Start Right Activity 7.4 – Ya Gotta Have Style. Share your revisions with the class.
STEP 3 - USE Revise your work from Start Right Lesson 7.3 using the information you have learned today.