Editing Your Writing
|Editing is an important part of writing. It is where you look at your paper with a critical eye. Editing is also using what is called The Writing Process. Your computer can help you with some of these tasks, but not all of them!|
|Not editing at all! Editing counts for a large portion of your writing grade, yet some students try to squeak by without editing at all. You can show that you have edited by attaching your pre-writing and rough drafts to the back of your final draft.|
|Not using the entire writing process when you write. When you write for a grade at school, you are expected to use the entire writing process.|
|Not applying basic
rules of spelling. Don't forget to check your spelling!
Here is a link to a Junior ThinkQuest Project with some spelling activities.
|A Simple Revision Checklist||A Simple Proofreading Checklist||ABC's of the Writing Process||Proofreading Symbols|
|Spelling Tests On-Line||Using
a Pre-Writing Activity describing the Election Process
|What is The Writing Process?||George Washington's Rules of Civility - A spelling and grammar activity using Washington's writings as a young boy.|
|Using an Outline - A Pre-Writing Activity about Women's Suffrage||Using a Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast the Presidential Candidates||Interview a person in your community - An activity using the entire writing process||"Dress Up" your paper for a proper presentation and go for that "A"!|
|A Fantastic Resource for Spelling - lots 0f common rules, commonly misspelled words, etc.|