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Ch 15: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work

About This Chapter

Our chapter on revising and editing written work will help your 8th-grader prepare for the writing portion of the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam. The lessons come with quizzes and a practice exam that can help ensure retention of content matter for test day.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to teach your student the difference between tweet composition and writing for academic and professional achievement. Our experienced instructors guide the student through strategies for avoiding writing pitfalls, correcting mistakes, and improving essay content. Other topics covered include:

  • Editing for mechanics and content
  • Proofreading for spelling and grammar
  • Self- and peer-editing

Written and video lessons can be reviewed by the student as necessary. Video lessons come with comprehension-enhancing written lesson transcripts and topic-searchable, interactive video timelines that make quick review a snap. The instructors are available to answer student questions through the system interface, and quizzes and the practice exam give students a chance to field questions similar to the ones they will face on the real test.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work - Chapter Objectives

The FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam is used by the state of Florida to test 8th-graders on their attainment of the Florida Standards in English language arts. This chapter relates to the computer-based writing assessment which is given in one 120-minute session. Question formats on the test include multiple-choice, open-response, and several types of technology-enhanced (interactive) questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
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Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

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.

How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

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.

Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept

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.

Editing for Content: Definition & Concept

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. Read the lesson, and then take the quiz to test your new knowledge.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

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.

Self-Editing: Definition & Concept

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.

Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers

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.

Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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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