Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT

Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
Edit your Essays, Research, and Writing PPT
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Proofreading / Editing Skills
Introduction: Students should be able to utilize the following:
Proofing Strategies
reading aloud
Skimming and scanning
isolating parts
Error Recognition
omissions & redundancies
parts of speech
punctuation
commonly confused words

Reading Strategies
Reading Aloud
omissions & redundancies
mixed or illogical constructions
Reading Backwards
use a cover sheet, ruler, etc.
read each line moving from last to first
check for typographical errors
Reading Strategies (cont.)
Isolating Parts
Numeration
pagination
footnotes/endnotes
outlines/indices
Alphabetical / Chronological Order
Works Cited / References pages
parenthetical citations
Format Guidelines
MLA, APA, etc.
page/text layout and format

Error Recognition: Structure (Isolate parts.)
No grabber
No judgmental thesis statement
No blueprint
Insufficient primary and secondary support in body sentences
No close sentences in paragraphs
Weak close paragraph
Error Recognition: Support
Secondary support statements in each of the body paragraphs, i.e.,
Did I allude to something else?
Did I use a metaphor or simile?
Did I include an anecdotal story?
Error Recognition: Other
Too many “to be” verbs
This, that, these, those not followed by noun (ambiguity)
Ambiguous use of “it”
Too many inverted sentences
Too many passive voice sentences
Not enough transition words

Error Recognition (cont.)
Parts of Speech
Verbs
tense shifts: “When Joe arrived, the dog barks.”
s/v agreement: “One of the students write well.”
Pronouns
person shifts: “One likes school or you find a job.”
pronoun-antecedent agreement: “Someone left their umbrella here.”
proper case: “For John and I the price was right.”
Error Recognition (cont.)
Punctuation
Commas & Semi-colons
Hyphens & Dashes (- and --)
Commonly Confused Words
its, it’s
their, there, they’re
to, too, two
your, you’re
Summary
Read for content and development of ideas
Scan for typographical errors
Double check mechanics and format
Search for common and individual errors
Recognize common grammar errors and learn how to correct them

Drafting
Yogi Berra said,”It ain’t over ‘till its over!”
Think and learn about your subject.
Plan and draft your essay.
Proofread and correct your essay.
Proofread again.
Nothing is good enough on the first draft!

Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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