Teachers-Let's face it, students do not want to revise their work. When they are done, they are DONE. In fact, many of them do not even know how to revise. They confuse editing with revision all of the time. This can result in a lackluster final product that is challenging to score.
This PowerPoint presentation will support you in teaching the difference between revising and editing by using a simple analogy, cars. Students will learn the difference between both aspects of the writing process and what do when they revise and edit.
Car Repair-Something that must be fixed in order for your car to run (general maintenance). If you do not repair your car, you won’t get far!
How is car repair like editing your paper?
If you do not fix mistakes and errors, the reader will not be able to follow your paper. The errors and mistakes are vital to fix; this is similar to how car repair and maintenance is essential for a car to run smoothly!
What is car detailing? The process by which a person waxes, cleans,
polishes, and beautifies all aspects of their car, making it look amazing!
How is revising like car detailing?
You don’t have to spend all of the extra time and money to polish, wax, shine, and detail your car.
You also don’t have to review your organization, analyze word choice, replace overused words, add advanced vocabulary, check sentence structure and beginnings, and make sure your ideas are elaborated with detail in order for someone to read your essay. If you want the best product, however, you must revise.
Use this Powerpoint to engage students and teach them the differences between revising and editing. They will learn how to use both parts of the writing process when composing a piece. This analogy ensures that students will never forget revising v. editing!