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Axia College Material Fundamentals of Writing, Part Three What to Do After You Have Finished Writing Self-Editing After you have organized your ideas, it is time to revise. Earlier, you wrote without stopping to correct mistakes. Now, you must 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 the supporting paragraphs relate to this idea? Coherence : Does the writing make sense? Supporting Details : Is each topic sentence explained through 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 are sentences that are too long because they continue without a proper punctuation mark or break. Run-on
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2010 for the course COM Com140 taught by Professor Rika during the Spring '10 term at North Dakota.

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