Editing Checklist Essay

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Editing Checklist |Can you point to a Thesis Statement in the essay? Is it clearly stated? Does the text carry out the purpose of | |the thesis statement? If not, does the body of the paper need some paring down or elaboration or does the | |thesis statement need to be refined to reflect an improved text? | |Are the ideas in the essay clearly ordered? If the reader had to, could he or she devise an Outline that would | |reveal the order of development in your argument? Is there any part of the essay that could be left out to good| |effect? (If so, could a revised organization "save" that part?) | |Is it written in #rd Persona Point of View? (no personal pronouns such as: we, our, us, I, ) | |Are paragraphs adequately developed and is there a clear Transition (see chart) from one idea to the next? | |Is the Introduction clear and adequately developed? Does the Conclusion do what you want it to? Does the | |conclusion remind us of what the Thesis Statement told us (but not too simplistically). | |Is the Tone consistent and appropriate for the audience you want to reach and the subject you're treating? Have| |you avoided slang and being overly casual; at the other extreme, have you avoided sounding pretentious and | |stuffy? | |Personal Grammatical Issues: | |Circle those elements below that might be something you need to pay special attention to in your own writing. | |[pic]Fragments |[pic]Subject/Verb Agreement | |[pic]Run-ons
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