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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.
  • 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. Common mistakes: Punctuating Dependant Clauses <ul><li>Dependant Clauses: a clause that depends on another another independent clause to form a complete sentence. </li></ul>Dependent clauses often start with one of the following subordinating words: Although, as, after, because, before, during, even though, if, since, when, while,   When a sentence starts with one of these words, there will always be a comma in the middle of the sentence, separating the dependent clause from the independent clause: I’m going to eat dinner. When I get home tonight, If student want to get good grades, they should go to the Writing Center. Because I’m a student, I have to spend time studying.   Avoid the following mistakes: Although, I love to listen to music, attending concerts is too expensive. As I continue to take classes at LAVC I learn more about myself.   Since most students care about their grades.  
    9. 9. Common Mistakes: That vs. Which <ul><li>The word “that” is usually used to introduce information that is essential to understanding the meaning of the sentence. </li></ul>The word “which” is usually used to introduce information that is extra detail; it’s not essential to the meaning of the sentence. The tv that is in the bedroom needs to be repaired. The tv, which is in the bedroom, needs to be repaired.     Remember to use a comma with “which” and no comma with “that.” For an intractive exercise to practice this concept, visit http://web.ku.edu/~edit/vw.htm We have more than one tv. Only the one in bedroom needs to be repaired. We have only one tv. It's in the bedroom and needs to be repaired.
    10. 10. 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>