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Editing & Making Revisions - Chapter Summary
If you think you're done working on an essay after you've written the last sentence, think again! This chapter's video lessons will help you rediscover the importance of editing and revising your work. Learn strategies for picking out grammar and spelling errors. Review the revision process. The chapter also offers techniques to try when you practice essay writing. Once you've finished the lessons, you should be prepared to:
- Edit for mechanical errors
- Proofread for grammar and spelling mistakes
- Follow steps in the revision process
- Edit and improve an essay's content
In these video lessons, our instructors guide you step-by-step through the tasks of proofreading, editing and improving your writing. They provide examples and offer a variety of tips to help you improve your revising skills. After watching the videos, be sure to study the lesson transcripts and take the quizzes to see how well you've retained the information.
1. Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept
Find out what 'editing for mechanics' means and how to apply it to your writing. Learn what to look for when you're editing for mechanics, and then take a quiz to test your new skills.
2. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
3. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
4. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing
It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.
5. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content
Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.
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