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Revising vs. editing

Revising vs. editing

REVISING VS. EDITINGRevising and editing are NOT the same thing!

REVISINGThink of revising as looking at your essay with a magnifying glass.Youre looking at the BIG picture.

revisingThink of the acronym ROAM when revising:Remove (irrelevant content)Organize (paragraphing and flow)Add (evidence, explanations, people, etc.)Move (paragraphs and sentences)

editingThink of editing as looking at your essay through a microscope.Youre looking at the small, sentence-level details.

editingThink of the acronym MUGS when editing:Mechanics (punctuation, spelling, citations, etc.)Usage (word choice, pronoun reference, verb tense, etc.)Grammar (fragments, run-ons, etc.)Style (concrete nouns, active verbs, short sentences, short words)

revisingRemove (irrelevant content)Organize (paragraphing and flow)Add (evidence, explanations, people, etc.)Move (paragraphs and sentences)Mechanics (punctuation, spelling, citations, etc.)Usage (word choice, pronoun reference, verb tense, etc.)Grammar (fragments, run-ons, etc.)Style (concrete nouns, active verbs, short sentences, short words) editingRevising vs. editing