com140_week1_reading3 - Fundamentals of Writing, Part...

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Finished Writing Self-Editing After you have organized the ideas for your piece of writing, it is time to revise. Earlier, you wrote without stopping to correct mistakes. Now, you need to go back and carefully review your paper for mistakes. Reading your paper aloud is the easiest way to find mistakes. It may seem awkward at first, but you will become more comfortable the more you do it. As you read your paper aloud, check for the following: Unity : Does every paragraph have a topic sentence? Do all the supporting paragraphs relate to this one main idea? Coherence : Does the writing make sense? Supporting details : Is each topic sentence thoroughly explained through the use of examples, reasons, facts, data, or stories? Sentence Structure : Fragments are sentences that are too short because they do not constitute a complete thought, with a subject and a verb. Fragments : The sun shining. Sun shines. Because the sun shines. Complete Sentences : The sun is shining. The sun shines. Because the sun shines, the earth is warm. Run-ons : Run-ons are sentences that are too long because they continue without a proper punctuation mark or break. Run-on : I heard the speech it was interesting. Correct Sentences
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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2009 for the course COM 140 COM 140 taught by Professor Dorsey,c during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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com140_week1_reading3 - Fundamentals of Writing, Part...

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