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A Student Guide REVISING AND EDITING. Revising is taking another look at your writing and making changes to it. Editing is proofreading or correcting

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  • A Student Guide REVISING AND EDITING
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  • Revising is taking another look at your writing and making changes to it. Editing is proofreading or correcting errors in capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. REVISING VS. EDITING
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  • Analyze sentence lengths You need to make sure you have a balance of short, medium, and long sentences. Also, avoid run-on sentences by using punctuation. REVISING
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  • Sentence variety contributes to the organization and presentation of the topic throughout the essay. REVISING
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  • Varied sentence types, lengths, and constructions produce a freshness of expression, insight into the writing situation, a sense of the writers voice and tone, and they demonstrate creative writing strategies. REVISING
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  • Add Dialogue You may add dialogue by sharing interesting quotes with your reader or by using a conversation between two or more people to make a point. REVISING
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  • Show, Dont Tell Let your reader experience the story through action, words, thoughts, senses, and feelings rather than by telling them facts. REVISING
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  • CUPS Capitalization capitalize the first word of every sentence, names of people, places, and proper nouns. EDITING
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  • Understanding Reread your essay to determine if it makes sense. Indent every paragraph. Add details about your topic. EDITING
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  • Punctuation End each sentence with the correct punctuation (., ?, !). Use commas to separate lists, and before conjunctions. EDITING
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  • Spelling Circle all the words you are unsure of, and use a dictionary to check them. EDITING
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  • Read your paper aloud to a friend. Listen for correct grammar and subject verb agreement. REVISING AND EDITING
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  • Give your paper to a peer to edit. Sometimes an extra pair of eyes may see things you missed. REVISING AND EDITING