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Editing and Revising NeSA-W
Why is it important to edit/revise? Think Pair Share
Would you play an untuned instrument for an audience?
Editing vs. Revising Both serve to help the reader read along more smoothly Both improve the quality of writing
Editing Changing letters to CAPITAL or lowercase (especially the word “I” and the first letter of a sentence) Correcting misspelled words Adding, deleting, or changing punctuation , ? !. Indenting paragraphs
Revising Adding, changing, or deleting parts of the piece to help the writing flow Turning worn out words into vivid words (cold to HOT) Coming up with an interesting lead that hooks the reader and a conclusion that sums things up Adding specific details, descriptions, and explanations Organizing ideas in an order that makes sense
Revision Strategies Look for Unity Does everything refer back to main point? Does each topic sentence refer to the thesis? Does each sentence in each body paragraph refer back to the topic sentence? Detail and support Does each body paragraph contain at least two examples? Is each example followed by at least one supporting detail? Coherence Are all points connect to form a whole? Are transitions used to move from one idea to the next?
Practice Turn to page 49 in your NeSA-W books. Use this check-list to edit and revise the essay on page 50 Do not check anything off the list until you are certain you have corrected all errors for that item on the list.
Practice Use your editing and revising strategies to improve your NYC descriptive paragraph.
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