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Self-Editing

Self-Editing

Author: Kimberly Walker
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Tutorial

Why Self-edit?

Your teacher should not be the first person to read you entire paper.  That honor (and responsibility) is yours. 

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Before you submit your written work, you must be sure that it is free from simple errors and that it follows the project expectations.  Without self-editing, you run the risk of having wonderful content that is down-graded because your teachers cannot understand what you are saying. 

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Take care of yourselves and your writing. 

You have worked hard to get to this point. 

Make it count!

Old-school Editing Marks

If you are working online, you will probably not use these too much. However, if your paper is already printed, these symbols are really handy.

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Directions For Editing a Google Doc

  1. Highlight the section you want to leave a comment about.
  2. Hold Ctrl + Alt + M
  3. Click inside the comment box that popped up and type your message.
  4. Press Save

Self-editing Publisable Text

Use this checklist before you present your final project.

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Your Exit Ticket

Step One: open up your Revolutionary War MEL-Con on Google Drive

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Step Two: read through it with your checklist to make sure you pass all of the required self-check items.

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Step Three: make corrections and check off items as you go.

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Step Four: rejoice in the excellence which is your self-checked paper!

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Step Five: turn in your exit slip to Walker's room.