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Ch 16: Revising & Publishing Written Text

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If you need help understanding how to revise and publish written text, you've reached the right place! This entertaining chapter offers fun lessons and short quizzes you can use to study self-editing, proofreading and more as you prepare to take a test.

Revising & Publishing Written Text - Chapter Summary

This short chapter makes it easy to review revising and publishing written text. If you're a bit rusty on editing for mechanics, peer editing and writing revision, our lessons can boost your knowledge. Review these lessons at any pace that works for you. When you're finished with this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to revise writing to fix mistakes
  • List the principles of editing and improving essay content
  • Define and describe the concept of editing for mechanics
  • Explain how to proofread essays for grammar and spelling
  • Compare and contrast self-editing and peer editing
  • Discuss common writing pitfalls and how to avoid redundancy in writing
  • Describe how sentence structure improvements can help you write better
  • Explain how technology is used to write and produce materials

The lessons in this chapter are available any time and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device. This flexibility makes it easy to study whenever and wherever you'd like. With the lessons are short quizzes you can use to find out how much you know about revising and publishing written text. The Dashboard tracks your progress through this chapter and lets you send lesson topic questions to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: Revising & Publishing Written Text
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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.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

8. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

9. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.

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