Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers


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What two types of editing do we engage in when editing the work of others?

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1. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?


From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Editing others' essays can help improve your writing, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding the editing process. You will use your knowledge to answer questions about types of editing as well as to edit practice paragraphs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to identify the following:

  • Author of a famous quote about learning from others' mistakes
  • The best way to edit a given paragraph
  • Questions we should ask ourselves while editing
  • The two main types of editing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related peer editing lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding types of essay editing and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who said a famous quote about learning from the mistakes of others
  • Knowledge application - use understanding of grammar and composition to edit example paragraphs

Additional Learning

To learn more about the peer editing process, review the accompanying lesson called Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers. This writing lesson will help you:

  • Learn the editorial process
  • Understand how helping others helps your own writing
  • Know how to edit without eliminating the author's personal style