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English: Thursday, October 11, 2012 1.Handouts: * Common Editing Symbols * “First Impressions: How to Edit” 2.Homework: * If you don’t finish today’s handout, it’s homework * PAW #3, use any QW from QW #17 – QW #20 Due Monday, Oct. 15: No late work accepted 3. Assignments due: * None
Lesson Goal: Students will learn editorial symbols and how to apply them in editing and proofreading. Outcomes: Be able to... 1.Denote (write down the symbols) for ten of the most common editorial marks. 2.Explain what each of the 10 editorial symbols stands for. 3.Apply that symbol correctly in proofreading a document. 4.Demonstrate your ability to edit text in a document (a paper).
Starter #1 Today’s Quick Write is a two-paragraph QW. It does not necessarily have to be any longer than your usual Quick Writes, but it should be written as two separate paragraphs for clarity (to be clear). Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012 QW #20: A “Do Over” If you could return to a certain time in your life and do something differently, what age or time would you return to and what would you do differently? [This must be something over which you have control—your own decision(s) or action(s).] In your first paragraph, describe what happened originally. In your second paragraph, explain what you would do differently if you had a chance for a do over. Include why you wish you had a do over on that personal event. Remember to write in complete sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons. If you are not sure how to spell a certain word, just sound it out and circle it.
Starter #2: Look at today’s handout, “Common Editing Symbols.” In column one, see if you can correctly denote (write down the symbol) for each of the directives listed in column two. Let’s do the first one together.... [Finish independently] In column three, see if you can demonstrate your editorial skills correctly by applying each symbol correctly in the sentences provided. Let’s do the first one together. Are there any other common symbols we should have included in this list? * What symbol would you use if you wanted to indicate “make this upper case”? * What symbol would you use if you wanted to indicate “make this lower case”?
Starter #3 When you are reviewing someone else’s work, it is appropriate to use proofreading terms, like the ones we learned yesterday, and let the writer make his/her own corrections. But when you are proofreading your own work, you should use the editing symbols and make corrections as you go. Yesterday you proofread the JDRF letter and used proofreading abbreviations in the margin. Today you will edit that letter—use editorial symbols and make corrections where necessary. When you finish, we will check to see how well you did....