Tips for Editing

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  • I’m here to report out-- as an informational item--the project that our Student Success workgroup has been focusing on: bridge to college. The call to action for a bridge to college trickleled down from the district’s SSI framework for success, was discussed in foundational skills and included on our last action plan, and has made it’s way to Student Success and now COAC.
  • Tips for Editing

    1. 1. LAVC Writing Center Local Revision/Editing May 2, 2011
    2. 2. Defining Editing What’s the difference between revising and editing? <ul><li>Revision involves making changes to your paper’s </li></ul><ul><li>organization, structure, and content </li></ul><ul><li>Editing involves making sure your paper follows standard </li></ul><ul><li>English and is free of grammatical and mechanical errors </li></ul>
    3. 3. Editing in the Writing Process Why is editing usually the last stage of the writing process?
    4. 4. Editing in the Writing Process Editing is the last stage of the writing process because during the revision stage there’s a good chance that you will delete entire sections of your work. Therefore, you don’t want to spend the time editing something that you’ll ultimately not use use anyway!
    5. 5. Editing in the Writing Process
    6. 6. Strategies for Editing <ul><li>Read your paper out loud </li></ul><ul><li>Read your paper backwards: start with the last sentence to help you focus on grammar/mechanics as opposed to content </li></ul><ul><li>Use an editing checklist </li></ul>
    7. 7. Common mistakes <ul><li>Comma splices, run-ons, and fragments </li></ul><ul><li>Subject/Verb Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Pronoun Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Apostrophes </li></ul><ul><li>Semicolons </li></ul><ul><li>That vs. Which (comma use) </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuating Dependant Clauses </li></ul><ul><li>Verb Tense </li></ul><ul><li>Active/Passive Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for handouts that explain these concepts </li></ul>
    8. 8. An Exercise for Your Practice <ul><li>Practice editing with this exercise from CSU </li></ul><ul><li>Editing Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Editing Handout </li></ul>

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