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  • 1. The Writing Process:Revise, Proofread and Evaluate
  • 2. Definition of terms
    Revising tasks and tips
    Proofreading tasks and tips
    Evaluating your work
    Outline
  • 3.
    • Revising: process of improving the content and sentence structure of your message
    • 4. Proofreading: process of correcting the mechanics of your message; checking for grammatical and punctuation errors
    • 5. Evaluating: process of analyzing whether your message has achieved its purpose
    Definition of terms
  • 6.
    • Be clear
    • 7. KISS: Keep It Short and Simple
    • 8. Use active voice sentences
    • 9. Be conversational
    • 10. Sound professional not artificial or formal
    • 11. Be concise
    • 12. Remove opening fillers: there is and it is
    • 13. Delete unnecessary introductory words
    • 14. Avoid redundancies such as “perfectly clear, last and final”
    • 15. Purge empty words
    Revising Tasks
  • 16. Avoid wordiness
    Wordiness increases sentence length and drains verb strength
    Sound fresher and more vigorous by eliminating dull expressions
    Use:
    “as you request” instead of “as per your request”
    “have received” instead of “in receipt of”
    Revising for Vigour and Directness
  • 17. Develop parallelism for balance
    Match nouns with nouns; verbs with verbs ;phrases for phrases and so on.
    Use graphic techniques for visibility and improving readability
    Bulleted lists, headings, CAPITAL letters, underlining, bold type, or italics.
    Revising for Readability
  • 18.
    • Find your main point.
    • 19. Identify your readers and your purpose.
    • 20. Evaluate your evidence.
    • 21. Save only the good pieces.
    • 22. Tighten and clean up your language.
    Revising Tips
  • 23. Proofreading Tasks
  • 29. Proofread a hard copy instead of electronic
    Read it aloud and at least three times
    Read it at different times
    Read backwards
    Refer to a dictionary, thesaurus
    Proofreading Tips
  • 30. Encourage feedback from receiver
    Evaluate your sources
    Welcome advice
    Evaluating tips