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  1. Revision, Refining, and Editing: Assessment #1 Hemingway: “I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of junk. I try to put the junk in the garbage.”

  2. Re-Vision – to see again • Revision is “bigger” than editing. • It is focusing on the big ideas and chunks of writing. • It is focused on the CONTENT, not the CONVENTION. • Revision is often more painful than editing. • It takes a willingness to be self-critical and concern yourself with BEST work, not COMPLETE work.

  3. RE-SEE your Content . . . • Check out your QUOTES. Are they . . . • A “BEST FIT” for the criteria you are choosing? • Do they REALLY reveal the criteria in a meaningful way? • Highlight the quotes you may need to change. • Check out your EXPLANATIONS. Do they . . . • Truly explain how the quote fits the criteria? • Avoid simply summarizing the quote in your own words? • Highlight the explanation sentences you may need to change.

  4. Editing: to prepare to be published or used : to make changes, correct mistakes, etc. • Is smaller than revising. • Focuses on: • Word choice • Sentence structure / flow in writing • Punctuation • Capitalization • Etc.

  5. Directions: Create the following chart on a piece of PAPER

  6. DIRECTIONS • Number the sentences in ONE paragraph. • Fill out the chart you have created for that paragraph. • Use information to make following changes: • Do a lot of your sentences start with the same first three words? Switch it up. • Do your sentences (look carefully at quotes) end with correct punctuation? Make corrections. • Do you refer directly to the story often enough? Make changes in your wording. • Are all of your sentences about the same number of words? BORING . .. Can you switch it up at all? • Are there personal pronouns anywhere in your paper (other than a direct quote?) PURGE THEM!!! • Repeat the process with paragraph #2.