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Editing: Making Good Better and Better Great

Editing: Making Good Better and Better Great

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Author: Beth Barsness
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  1. Students will understand writing as a process.
  2. Students will understand the importance of editing to a polished piece of writing.
  3. Students will examine different styles of editing.
  4. Students will explore the difference between editing for argument and proofreading.
  5. Students will practice editing their own work and the work of peers. 

This lesson provides students with an understanding of the importance of editing and proofreading at the AP level.  The teacher will distribute various examples of student work and ask the students to read and comment on the writing samples.  Then, the teacher will lead a discussion on what the students like and do not like about the writing samples.  The teacher will ask the students to suggest changes, make corrections, and offer constructive criticism on the writing samples.  After this, the teacher will explain that the students are looking at their own work and the work of their peers.  

Length of time needed:  One class period (45 minutes)

This lesson was written by Case Unverzagt.

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Source: Case Unverzagt

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Source: Case Unverzagt

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