e-Learning Objectives

I. Understanding the Drafting Processes

A. The First Draft

Revise essays for ambiguity.

Clarify revision planning objectives.

Identify and rephrase ambitious thesis statements.

Identify the differences between assumptions, facts, and beliefs.

Distribute the thesis within the context of the whole essay.

Delete repetitive, awkward, and informal phrasing.

Revise for contradictions.

Learn how to examine evidence from the immediate text.

Identify plot summaries.

B. The Second Draft

Evaluate essay sections.

Connect points you make within the body of your essay.

Develop follow-up sentences after inserting a quote.

Improve transitions and transitional statements.

Remove plot summary.

Define terms and use of wording.

Incorporate quotes grammatically.

Learn about affirmative and negative replies.

Revise for continuity, coherence, logic, and organization.

Correct plagiarized content.

C. The Third Draft

Review verb tenses.

Review categories of verbs.

Identify grammar problems.

Revise papers for sentence structure.

Correct passive voice.

Revise for capitalization.

Use proofreading checklist.

Revise for punctuation.

II. Understanding the Revision Processes

A. Revising the Introduction

Revise the introduction paragraph.

Correct plagiarized content.

B. Revising the Thesis

Revise thesis statements for ambiguity.

Revise essays for theme.

Revise essays for general, broad, and vague language.

C. Revising Topic Sentences

Maintain a sound path for the thesis.

Bridge gaps in the analysis.

Provide specific detail.

Learn about affirmative replies.

Revise for vague generality.

D. Revising Supporting Evidence

Correct sentences for purpose.

Revise supporting evidence.

Revise quotes, examples, details, and prep statements.

Revise redundant phrasing, contradictions, transitions, and word choice.

Revise for relevance.

Review and apply brainstorming diagram.

Learn about affirmative replies.

Revise for quotes out of context.

Revise truncated statements.

E. Revising for Transition, Unity, and Organization (Body Paragraphs)

Revise for rough transitions.

Revise for sense.

Revise for unfocused sentences.

Revise for sequence.

Revise syntax.

Revise unclear and unreadable statements.

Remove essay parts that don’t serve a purpose.

Correct wordy phrasing.

III. The Post-Revision Evaluation Process

A. Revising the Analysis

Review composition principles.

Review analysis methods.

Implement the analysis checklist.

Review the ANALYSIS acronym.

Account for discrepancies.

Number the events in the literary work.

Abbreviate quotes, plot summary, and analysis.

Level (balance) viewpoints.

Yank irrelevant and relevant supporting evidence.

Correct mismatched chronology.

Square the author’s text, your analysis, and the introduction and conclusion.

B. Revising the Conclusion

Prepare to finish.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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