Revision and Rewriting

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Revision and Rewriting

  1. 1. Revising and Rewriting
  2. 2. “Big Deals”Thesis Tone Audience Purpose Style Support
  3. 3. “The Basics”MechanicsGrammarSyntaxSpelling
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. THESIS
  6. 6. Did I say anything… Interesting? Useful? New or risky? Important to the reader and also to me, the writer?
  7. 7. PURPOSEWhy am I writing?What do I hope to accomplish?What do I want the reader to do?
  8. 8. Audience: ConsistentThroughout?
  9. 9. 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?
  10. 10. SUPPORT
  11. 11. 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?
  12. 12. The Basics
  13. 13. Switching from writer-centered to reader-centered
  14. 14. aR le oa ud d Why?
  15. 15. Coherence and cohesionUnderline main points…
  16. 16. Peer feedback
  17. 17. Verb tenseCONSISTENT CORRECT
  18. 18. Clear pronoun usage
  19. 19. Unclear Pronoun Use FRESH MEAT!The butcher kills himself twice weekly.
  20. 20. Better way to say that? FRESH MEAT!The butcher slaughters his stock twice weekly
  21. 21. CUT WORDINESS!Remove the clutter
  22. 22. Put yourextrawordson a diet
  23. 23. Proofread“Whether” VS “weather” “there” “their” “they’re”
  24. 24. You deserve a reward for completing the revision process…

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