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S.T.A.R. method of Revision From Kelly Gallagher’s book: Teaching Adolescent Writers. S.T.A.R. S – Substitute T – Take things out A – Add R – Rearrange. Substitute. Replace: Overused words Weak verbs with strong verbs Weak adjectives with strong adjectives

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s t a r
S.T.A.R

S – Substitute

T – Take things out

A – Add

R – Rearrange

substitute
Substitute

Replace:

  • Overused words
  • Weak verbs with strong verbs
  • Weak adjectives with strong adjectives
  • Common nouns with proper nouns
  • “dead” words
take out
Take Out

Take out:

  • Unnecessary repetitions
  • Unimportant or irrelevant information
  • Parts that might belong in another piece
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Add

Add:

  • Detail
  • Description
  • New information
  • Figurative language
  • Development
  • Clarification of meanings
  • Expanded ideas
rearrange
Rearrange

Rearrange:

  • The sequence to produce a desired effect
  • The order for a more logical flow
references
References
  • Teaching Adolescent Writers by Kelly Gallagher