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Editing with laptops.   Take out your outline  Take out your copy of Antony’s oration  Take out your essay preparation guide  I will give you your.

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1 Editing with laptops

2   Take out your outline  Take out your copy of Antony’s oration  Take out your essay preparation guide  I will give you your draft, and you will be able to resubmit it before it is graded. Warm up

3   This presentation contains many different check lists, all of which will help you improve your essay. Use the titles to select the ones you need to focus on most. If you want an A, I advise you to go through ALL check lists before turning in your final paper. Checklist Directions

4   __Attack sentence is the first sentence  __Attack sentence is interesting, and on the same topic as the thesis and the novel  __The first sentence of the summary transitions smoothly from the attack sentence  __The summary includes the author’s full name, the name of the novel cited correctly (in italics), and the main plot and character details necessary to introduce the argument  __The last sentence of the summary transitions neatly into the thesis  __The thesis is typed correctly, and the student has removed the title of the novel and the author’s first name, as they have already cited this information in the summary  __Overall, this paragraph works like a funnel: the information at the beginning is most broad, and it becomes more and more specific until it gets to the argument Introduction

5   __The first sentence of the conclusion ties up the argument in a way that presents new perspective gained in the paper  __The conclusion includes some interesting points from the paper that have been further developed and are not copied and pasted from earlier in the paper  __The conclusion contains an implication about the book in general and about society  __The implication does not come out of nowhere or sound off topic (this person has transitioned smoothly into an idea that makes sense after what came before it)  __The sentences of the conclusion flow smoothly together and function as a funnel back out from the specific argument to the broader story and society. Conclusion

6   __ The first sentence of the first body paragraph transitions nicely, and maturely from the thesis. It is not copied word for word.  __The first and last sentences of each body paragraph help to transition smoothly between ideas in each paragraph  __Quotes flow “as smoothly into the sentences” as though they were part of the writer’s words (200).  __ “Page number citations are done correctly” (200).  __Repetitive sentence structures, starts, and word choice has been noted for this person to correct  __Awkward and confusing phrases have been marked Transitions and Style

7   __contractions have been circled (use do not instead of don’t – note that this does NOT mean you should eliminate the use of an apostrophe for possessives)  __spelling errors circled  __noticeable format errors (heading, title, indentation, spacing) have been marked  __run on sentences, fragments, and other grammatical errors have been marked when possible  __improper punctuation or lack of punctuation has been marked when possible Mechanics and Grammar

8   Each paragraph has a topic sentence (use topic sentence checklist:  Look at the topic sentence. Check off that it has the following  ___ the main argument from the thesis (reworded)  ___the area of support this body paragraph will focus on  ___ indication of specific author techniques or categories that this person examines in their quotes (look at the paragraph itself to find these if they are not in the topic sentence).  Identify the three areas the quotes will focus on: Body paragraphs – Topic Sentences

9  Look at the first support. Check off that it has the following  ____Claim (statement of what the author is doing)  ____Quote (proof of what the author is doing)  ____Analysis (explanation of why what the author is doing matters/is relevant to your argument) Look at the second support. Check off that it has the following  ____Claim (statement of what the author is doing)  ____Quote (proof of what the author is doing)  ____Analysis (explanation of why what the author is doing matters/is relevant to your argument) Look at the third support. Check off that it has the following  ____Claim (statement of what the author is doing)  ____Quote (proof of what the author is doing)  ____Analysis (explanation of why what the author is doing matters/is relevant to your argument) Body Paragraphs - support

10   Look at the conclusion sentence. Check off that it has the following  ___Interesting summary of your argument in the paragraph  ___some restatement of the argument and area of support, as well as what overall conclusion you might come to after reading the paragraph  ___a transition into the next idea Body Paragraph - Conclusion

11   Use the exact same checklist you did for paragraph 1! Second Body Paragraph


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