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  • Revising and Rewriting
  • “Big Deals”Thesis Tone Audience Purpose Style Support
  • “The Basics”MechanicsGrammarSyntaxSpelling
  • Order of Operations Peer review Focus to as well as Check for those Big self editing grammar Organization Deal items for cohesion, andlisted above organization mechanics and support
  • THESIS
  • Did I say anything… Interesting? Useful? New or risky? Important to the reader and also to me, the writer?
  • PURPOSEWhy am I writing?What do I hope to accomplish?What do I want the reader to do?
  • Audience: ConsistentThroughout?
  • TONEIs this tonetouching/interesting/compelling/powerful? this tone interesting/compelling?Is How doesthis tone serve my serve my purpose?How does this tonepurpose? How doesHow does thisout to reach out to mythis tone reach toneaudience?my audience?
  • SUPPORT
  • Have you given your audience enough information?Are there gaps in Is your support your reasoning, consistentlyareas that require supporting yourmore or stronger thesis? explanation? Are there Is your support contradictions? If logical and so, how do you cohesive? explain them?
  • The Basics
  • Switching from writer-centered to reader-centered
  • aR le oa ud d Why?
  • Coherence and cohesionUnderline main points…
  • Peer feedback
  • Verb tenseCONSISTENT CORRECT
  • Clear pronoun usage
  • Unclear Pronoun Use FRESH MEAT!The butcher kills himself twice weekly.
  • Better way to say that? FRESH MEAT!The butcher slaughters his stock twice weekly
  • CUT WORDINESS!Remove the clutter
  • Put yourextrawordson a diet
  • Proofread“Whether” VS “weather” “there” “their” “they’re”
  • You deserve a reward for completing the revision process…