Students often struggle with proofreading, but you can help with this interactive and engaging lesson plan.
Students will watch a video lesson to learn why we proofread, then use a text lesson to guide them through the editing marks.
When editing for content, you are making sure the essay flows in a way that makes sense and is consistent with the overall theme and thesis of the piece.
You want to ensure the main points come in a logical order, they support the thesis and they are beneficial to the overall design of the essay.
You won't have time to make them all yourself.' There may not be a better quote to help us understand why learning to edit the work of others helps our own writing. Our job is simply to make the suit fit correctly on the customer - the way we must assume the original designer envisioned it would fit on people who purchased it. Our first step is to read through the piece to determine the original intent of the author.
To allow us an appropriate parable, let's put ourselves in the position of a tailor being asked to alter a suit our customer loves. The first step in being a tailor is to look at the article of clothing we are altering to understand the original intent of the designer. How are the lines supposed to look across the body? There are some questions we should try to answer when reviewing the piece: .
Try it risk-free Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes.
That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers.
The biggest benefit will be in helping you avoid those same mistakes in your own writing.
Alfred Sheinwold is quoted as having said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.