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Revising & Editing Academic Writing - Chapter Summary
Our chapter on editing and revising academic writing is accessible 24 hours a day, so you can study whenever it works best for you. You'll watch short videos on recognizing statements that strengthen arguments, how to improve essay content and the process of peer reviewing. Help from one of our experts is available in the Dashboard if you have any questions as you progress through the chapter. Make sure you've understood the topics by taking the multiple-choice quiz provided with each lesson. This chapter has been designed to ensure you're able to:
- Recognize statements that weaken arguments in your writing
- Understand how written arguments can be strengthened and revised
- Follow strategies for revising writing in multiple drafts
- Improve essay content by editing
- Proofread an essay for grammar and spelling errors
- Provide constructive feedback when peer reviewing an essay
1. How to Recognize Statements that Strengthen or Weaken Arguments
In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize statements that strengthen or weaken arguments. We will pay special attention to identifying strong and weak claims, reasons, and evidence.
2. Revising & Strengthening a Written Argument
You've written an argument and now all you have to do is turn it in, right? Wrong! This lesson outlines some strategies for making a written argument stronger.
3. Strategies for Revising Writing Over Multiple Drafts
Revision is perhaps the most important stage of the writing process. But what does it mean to revise? This lesson discusses revision goals and strategies for revising multiple drafts.
4. 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.
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. Peer Reviewing an Essay: Providing Feedback
In this lesson, we'll examine specific focus areas of concentration for peer reviewing an essay for content. Further, we'll inspect a sample essay and look at possible peer review feedback.
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Other chapters within the English 204: English Composition I course
- Academic, Professional & Formal Writing
- Genre, Voice & Writing Style
- Analyzing Rhetoric in Writing
- Selecting & Evaluating Academic Sources for Research Papers
- Using Sources in Writing
- Stages of the Writing Process
- Writing Introduction Paragraphs
- Writing Body Paragraphs
- Writing Effective Conclusions
- Paragraph & Sentence Structure
- Parts of Speech & Identifying Usage Errors in Sentences
- Spelling & Punctuation
- Preparing & Delivering Oral Presentations
- Creating PowerPoint Presentations
- Creating Photo Essays