About This Chapter
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work - Chapter Summary
In this series of short, engaging lesson videos, our professional instructors will explain to you how to find and fix mistakes in your writing, improve the content of an essay and edit essays written by others. Watch these lessons to improve your skills editing essays so that you can submit well-written work on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) - Grade 7 English Language Arts (ELA) exam. After this chapter you should be better able to:
- Fix mistakes in your own writing
- Edit essays to improve their content
- Edit the mechanics of an essay
- Proofread essays and catch spelling and grammar mistakes
- Self-edit your work
- Peer-edit others' work
- Avoid common writing pitfalls
After you watch a lesson video read its lessons transcript to fortify your understanding of the material presented. Then take the lesson quiz to discover the topics you don't understand and use the video tags to return to and review the parts of the lessons that explained them. If you find a topic that confuses you, be sure to ask our instructors for assistance with the teacher tabs of the lessons.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work Chapter Objectives
The FSA - Grade 7 ELA exam will be used to determine if you have learned and acquired the language arts skills you need to have learned from your seventh-grade English class. On this test, you will not only be asked to respond to questions that will ask you to write out essay responses, but you will also be asked to edit pre-written passages. This chapter has been assembled to help you improve your editing skills so that you can find mistakes in your own work as well as the work of others.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Editing for Content: Definition & Concept
Learn what editing for content means and how it's different from editing for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Review the list of things to look for in a content edit. Complete the lesson, and then take the quiz to test your new knowledge.
5. 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.
6. Self-Editing: Definition & Concept
Self-editing is an arduous task that most writers do not particularly enjoy. It's tedious and often times grueling. But it's also necessary. Learn how to make the process easier and ultimately improve the overall quality of your writing.
7. Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers
Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes. That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers. The biggest benefit will be in helping you avoid those same mistakes in your own writing.
8. Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
In addition to all the other things you do while writing an academic essay, you'll need to think about how to avoid common pitfalls. This lesson discusses how to steer clear of some common problems.
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- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
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- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Interpreting Literature
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- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
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