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  • Editing & Proofreading

    Higher Education Language & Presentation Support

  • David Sotir - Advisor Contact Us

    HELPS (Higher Education Language & Presentation Support) • Location: CB01.03.08 • Telephone: 9514 9733 • Email: helps@uts.edu.au • Website: ssu.uts.edu.au/helps

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    Learning Objectives

    • To understand and appreciate the importance of editing and proofreading as part of the writing process

    • To understand and identify the three areas of the editing and proofreading stage: structural, grammatical and technical

    • To review common grammatical errors with a view to enhancing writing quality

  • Discussion Questions

    • What steps do you follow to edit/proofread your

    written work?

    • Why is it important or desirable to consciously edit and proofread your work?

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  • Why is editing necessary?

    • Editing is necessary because: • it is a form of ‘quality control’ • eliminates errors in logic or reasoning • it enhances fluency of a written text

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  • Plan of Attack!

    • Check for Structural Aspects

    • Check for Grammatical Aspects & Punctuation

    • Check Technical Aspects

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  • Structural Features

    • Ensure that your assignment has achieved the purpose of the genre of writing you are required to produce (e.g. essay, report, literature review, reflective piece of writing) in terms of sections and cohesion.

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  • Grammatical Features

    • Subject-verb agreement • Sentence fragments • Overly-long sentences • Overuse of the passive voice • Pronouns • Clichés • Lexical choice • Commas, apostrophes and quotation marks

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  • Technical Aspects

    • Referencing (in-text and reference list) • Layout • Cover Sheet • Electronic and hardcopy submission

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  • Having Trouble?

    What can you do if you experience difficulties in your academic studies?

    • Ask in class • Go see your lecturer personally (take a draft) • Go see another member of faculty • Ask peers/classmates • Email your lecturer for help • See a HELPS advisor (drop-in or 1:1 consultation) • ALWAYS seek help if you need it!!

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  • Practice

    • Try editing and proofreading the document at:

    http://tinyurl.com/k82xc5v

    Work collaboratively with your group!

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  • Practice

    • Now try this quiz!

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  • Contact us

    HELPS (Higher Education Language & Presentation Support) • Location: CB01.03.08 • Telephone: 9514 9733 • Email: helps@uts.edu.au • Website: ssu.uts.edu.au/helps

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    Editing & Proofreading David Sotir - Advisor�Contact Us Learning Objectives Discussion Questions Why is editing necessary? Plan of Attack! Structural Features Grammatical Features Technical Aspects Having Trouble? Slide Number 11 Slide Number 12 Practice Practice Contact us Slide Number 16