English composition 150507 - Editing

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<ol><li> 1. Editing English Composition 150507 </li><li> 2. First, lets review what weve learned in previous classes. </li><li> 3. Part 1 : Planning Your Outline 1. Choose a topic. 2. Determine the larger purpose of your work. 3. Gather supporting materials. 4. Pick your type of outlines. </li><li> 4. Part 2 : Writing Your Outline 1. Decide how to generally order your supporting evidence. 2. Identify your main categories. 3. Think of at least two points for each category. 4. Expand upon your points with sub-points if necessary. </li><li> 5. How to Write a Topic Sentence 1. Decide what your main points are going to be to support your thesis statement. 2. Organize your main points in a logical order. 3. Create a topic sentence at the beginning of every paragraph that is specific to the main idea of that paragraph. 4. Consider how each paragraph is related to the one before it. </li><li> 6. The Body Paragraphs 1. Start off with the strongest point. 2. Put your weakest point in the middle of your paper. 3. Vamp it back up in your third paragraph. </li><li> 7. Each body paragraph should contain the following Introductory Sentence. This should include the theme of the paragraph and how that loops to the thesis statement. Concrete Examples. These should be facts or evidence that comes straight from text like a quote or plot point. This should somehow prove the thesis. Each paragraph should have a minimum of 2-3 concrete examples. Commentary. This should explain the concrete example, not summarize. Discuss what this fact shows about the theme. What does it prove? Traditionally, each concrete example should have 2-3 sentences of commentary following it. Conclusion Sentence. This should include the theme of the paragraph and how that proved the thesis statement. This is wrapping up the paragraph, not the paper. </li><li> 8. Before writing a conclusion 1. Write your thesis, introduction and body paragraphs before writing a conclusion. 2. Review the main points of each paragraph before starting to write your conclusion. 3. Do not bring up new ideas in the conclusion. </li><li> 9. When writing conclusion Conclusion Options 1. Use a device, such as an anecdote or quotation, that you used in your introductory paragraph. 2. Reflect upon why this thesis is significant to the larger work or the literary genre. 3. Answer the question of why this matters to the reader. </li><li> 10. Editing </li><li> 11. Editing the work 1. Read it through once for comprehension. 2. Reread each sentence individually, making corrections as needed. 3. Review the work again by paragraph or section. </li></ol>