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The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The writing process is quite complex. As you will learn in this chapter, one of the most important processes in writing occurs after you have written your last word. Revision is essential to the writing process. Without revision, your writing won't be clear. You'll learn in these lessons that revising and developing your revision skills will help you to create written pieces that are free from errors and that read easily. You'll also be able to write pieces that will be easy for a reader to understand. In addition to helping you learn how to revise and how to improve your revision skills, this chapter will cover common errors, so you can more easily complete a revision. Some of the things you can expect to learn in these lessons include:
- How to effectively use your time to write a good essay
- How to practice writing to get better
- Proofreading tips to fix spelling and grammar mistakes
- Common errors found in essays
|How to Write a Great Essay Quickly||Learn how to write a good essay even under a time limit.|
|Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing||Discover how practicing your writing can help to make you a better writer.|
|Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing||Analyze the common errors in essays so that you can easily identify them in your own writing during the revision process.|
|How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar||Explore the correct way to proofread so that you can catch errors in spelling and grammar easily.|
1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
2. 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.
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. 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.
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Other chapters within the College English Composition: Help and Review course
- Conventions in Writing - Grammar: Help and Review
- Conventions in Writing - Usage: Help and Review
- Writing Mechanics Help
- How to Revise an Essay: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials: Help and Review
- Parts of an Essay: Help and Review
- Essay Writing: Help and Review
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help and Review
- Composition Best Practices - Theory and Application: Help and Review
- Teaching Writing
- Teaching Materials & Resources
- Prose Nonfiction
- Prose Fiction
- Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice
- Teaching Literature
- Reading Basics
- Analyzing Reading
- Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage
- Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction & Informational Text
- Teaching Reading
- Speaking Skills