>Writer’s Workshop: Editing My 2nd Draft Checklist (for Students)

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REVISING MY PAPER:
MY CHECKLIST
___HIGHLIGHT THE TOPIC SENTENCE    
___DRAW A LINE THROUGH ANY/ALL INFORMATION THAT DOESN’T SUPPORT THE TOPIC SENTENCE
___ALLOW THE PAPER TO “GET COLD”
___RE-READ PAPER – use a ruler under each line as you read to help you track
___READ PAPER TO A BUDDY – Get some feedback!
___CROSS OUT REPEATED WORDS & REPLACE
___HIGHLIGHT NOUNS (… then add adjectives?)
___HIGHLIGHT VERBS (choose a different colour… then add adverbs?)
___DRAW A LINE THROUGH “SIMPLE” WORDS; REPLACE USING A MORE MATURE VOCABULARY
___DRAW A LINE THOUGH “SIMPLE” SENTENCES; REPLACE WITH COMPLEX, COMPOUND SENTENCES
___HIGHLIGHT WORDS/PHRASES THAT ARE “REEEEEEEALLY” DESCRIPTIVE
___ADD DETAIL / DESCRIPTION
(***Return “conventions” checklist)

 

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2 responses to “>Writer’s Workshop: Editing My 2nd Draft Checklist (for Students)

  1. >A teacher once had me edit an essay by reading it backwards paragraph by paragraph. It was one of the most helpful editing tricks I've ever learned. It forces you to look at your writing and ideas in a new way. You can pick out mistakes you might have skipped over, spot weak transitions, and see where your structure and organization crumbles. It's a great way to let a paper "cool down" when you don't have enough time to let it cool!

  2. >Fantastic idea! Next term (when we move from single- to multiple- paragraph pieces …_ I will use this! Thanks!!!!!!

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