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Editing%2BStrategies - Tips and Tricks Discovery Activity...

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Tips and Tricks
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Discovery Activity The excerpt below is from a paper called “How to Write a College Essay” and was written by a first-year college student during the first week of his writing class. Read it and then discuss the questions that follow it.
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Text Excerpt When students first come to college writing papers is often one of the biggest challenges they will face. The step up from writing at a high school level acts as a difficult transition. In his satire, “How to Write an ‘A’ Paper” Koji Frahm suggests that there are many common errors that college writers make. Frahm hints that if a writer eliminates these common errors their writing will improve significantly.
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Discussion Questions What “surface-level” errors do you observe in this text? Do any of them interfere with your understanding of what the writer is trying to say? Are these errors important? Why or why not?
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Process The editing stage is where you become a “Judge” of a piece of writing (your own or someone else’s). In editing, you look over a paper you have already written to find and correct any errors. Beyond “errors”:
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course UWP 1 taught by Professor Braun during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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