6 Traits of Revision

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    6+1Traits of

    Revision

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    Writing Instruction

    Prewriting Drafting Revision Editing Publishing

    Ideas Ideas Ideas Conventions + 1

    Voice Organization Organization

    Voice

    Word Choice

    Sentence Fluency

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    IDEAS & CONTENT:IDEAS & CONTENT:The heart of any piece of writingThe heart of any piece of writing

    The paper has a clear purpose orThe paper has a clear purpose or

    makes a point.makes a point.

    Each paragraph relates to theEach paragraph relates to the

    paper's main idea.paper's main idea.

    Each paragraph contains clear,Each paragraph contains clear,relevant details and examples inrelevant details and examples in

    every that develop and support theevery that develop and support the

    main idea.main idea.

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    Ideas & Content, cont.

    The writer sticks to the main ideaThe writer sticks to the main idea

    and leaves out details that do notand leaves out details that do not

    matter.matter.

    The paper contains enoughThe paper contains enough

    information to cover the subject.information to cover the subject.

    The title, if there is one, relates toThe title, if there is one, relates to

    the main idea of the paper andthe main idea of the paper and

    "hooks" the reader."hooks" the reader.

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    Ideas

    make up the contentof the piece of writing-

    the heartof themessage.

    Ruth Culham, pg 11

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    ORGANIZATION

    The lead grabs the reader's attention,making the reader want to read more. Italso gives a sense of the main idea.

    The organizational pattern makes sense.It is easy for the reader to follow along.

    There are no gaps where somethingseems to be missing.

    Each paragraph talks about only oneidea.

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    Organization, cont.

    The ideas are linked together withsmooth transitions.

    The conclusion ties everythingtogether with a final point orsummary.

    The reader isn't left "hanging."

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    Organization

    is the internalstructure of the piece,

    the thread of meaning,the logical pattern ofthe ideas.

    Ruth Culham, p 11

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    Voice

    is the soulof thepiece. Its what makes

    the writers stylesingular, as his or her

    feelings andconvictions come outthrough the words.

    Ruth Culham, p 12

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    Voice separates

    writing that is readfrom writing that is notread.

    Donald Murray

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    WORD CHOICE

    The words paint a picture in the reader'smind.

    There aren't any words that arerepeated too often.

    The language is natural, not overdone.

    The writer used strong action verbs toadd drama to the paper.

    The writerhas used specific nouns toidentify people, places, and objects.

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    Word Choice, cont.

    The writerhas used descriptiveadjectives to help create a mental

    picture for the reader.The writerhas used similes or

    metaphors to explain anythingunusual to the reader.

    The writerhas avoided vague,boring, overused words, slang, andclichs. He/She has tried something

    new.

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    Word Choice

    is at its best when itincludes the use of rich,

    colorful, preciselanguage that movesand enlightens the

    reader.Ruth Culham, p 12

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    SENTENCE FLUENCY

    Each sentence is a complete thoughtthat makes sense. No words have been

    left out.Any fragments used are intentional and

    add to the message of the paper.

    Not all sentences are the same length,have the same structure, or begin thesame way.

    The paper is smooth and easy to read.

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    SentenceFluency

    is the flow of thelanguage, the sound ofword patterns-the waythe writing plays to theear, not just to the eye.

    Ruth Culham, p12

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    WRITING CONVENTIONS

    The paper isn't one or two hugeparagraphs. Each new idea has its own

    paragraph, which is indented, and similarideas are in the same paragraph so therearen't too many paragraphs.

    There are no spelling errors, capitalization

    is used correctly, and sentences arepunctuated correctly.

    There are no grammatical errors. Thereader doesn't have to stop reading to

    mentally correct mistakes in the paper.

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    Conventions

    represent the pieceslevel of correctness- theextent to which the writer

    uses grammar andmechanics with

    precision.Ruth Culham, p12

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    Conventions

    Spelling

    Punctuation

    Capitals

    Grammar and usage

    Paragraphing

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    Presentation

    How text is formatted and presented

    Varies if text is hand written or word

    processedText is readable and understandable

    Integration of visuals

    Use of white spaceTitles, page numbering and bullets

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    Presentation

    zeroes in on theform and layout- how

    pleasing the piece is to

    the eye.Ruth Culham, p12