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Editing and Proofreading. What are they exactly? Why do writers use them?. Remember C-pugs. No, not those kind of pugs. C-pugs is a way to remember the top five things to do when writers are editing and proofreading. When do writers use it? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Editing and ProofreadingWhat are they exactly?Why do writers use them?

  • Remember C-pugs.

  • No, not those kind of pugs.C-pugs is a way to remember the top five things to do when writers are editing and proofreading.

  • C is for capitalizationWhen do writers use it?-Proper nouns, the first word of a sentence, the word I, and first word inside a set of dialogue.Here are some examples: 1. Harrisburg, Hammy, and the word I.2. Keri said, That was fun. 3.4.5.

  • P is for punctuationWhat is punctuation? -Marks that change meaning or tell readers when to stop. -Examples of punctuation are . , ! ? ; : Example:Whiskers, who wants to become an acrobat, has a friend mouse.2. Jake said, Lets go.3.4.5.

  • Find the punctuation mistakes.

  • U is for usage.What is meant by usage?-It means choosing the correct word to get your meaning across.-Remember spell check on the computer doesnt know how you intended to use a word.Here are some examples:Write down the whole sentence, then circle the correct choice. 1. Theyre/Their/There going to the mall today. 2. Go get our/are papers from the printer.3. 4.5.

  • What word is used incorrectly?

  • G is for grammarWhat does it include?-Sentence/verb agreements, fragments, using the right part of speech.

    Here are some examples:Circle the correct choice1. They ran quick or quickly.

    Change from a fragment to a sentence.2. When the phone rang,

    Correct this sentence. 3.The girls got her books.

    Write a sentence with a pronoun problem.4.

    Start a sentence with because5.

  • Find the grammar mistake.

  • S is for spelling-When writers make spelling mistakes, they seem uneducated even if they are not.

    ExamplesUse both in one sentence.1. steel, steala

    2. youre, youra.

    3. weather, whethera.

    4. then, than a.

    5.a.

  • Find the spelling mistake.

  • Why should I do this?-C-pugs make it easy to remember the top five ways.-People judge how credible if you make many mistakes.

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