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  1. RESEARCH PAPER EDITING CONCEPTS:
  2. Don't use a thesaurus
  3. this)location of thesis statement
  4. use of semicolon
  5. punctuation when joining sentences with conjunctive adverb
  1. a what should happen in introduction and conclusion
  2. b Follow style requirements exactly!--That's what your professors are looking for. Lead ins: All quoted and paraphrased material MUST BE LED IN! (an author's name and page number in parentheses afterward does NOT suffice!) Lead ins: If full sentence, use colon after; otherwise, use comma or nothing, depending on whether you'd use a mark of punct. there without quoatation marks.
    Lead ins: If initial, include author's full name and authority. For subsequent quoted or paraphrased material from same source, use author's last name only.
    Lead ins: Omit any info mentioned in lead in from paren. ref.
    Quotes: Be brief. Quote only what you must have in exactly the author's words. Mostly you will paraphrase with snippets of quoting. Long set in quotes are rare, esp. in short papers.
    Quotes: Always process quoted and paraphrased material before moving on to the next paragraph.
    Quotes: use square brackets to indicate necessary changes to original--but only if absolutely unavoidable.
    Quotes: [sic] = [thus it is in the original] (sic = thus in Latin); use with care to avoid undermining your source's authority or engaging in an ad hominem attack rather than a responsible argument.
    Works Cited Page: Alphabetize, double space just like rest of paper, use italics in lieu of underlining, number in with rest of paper, indent second and subsequent line(s) of each entry
  3. c however, therefore, for example, moreover)
  4. d to find fancier or more impressive or more academic seeming words when an ordinary, simple one will do
  5. e (to join 2 very similarly constructed sentences, to join sentences using a conjunctive adverb, to join items in a list IF one of them or more of them already has a comma or commas)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. usually concrete) that is just the right word for the circumstances and thus memorable- how to assert strongly: I think...; This is an example of how... Fix by changing the comma to a period.
  2. without loss
  3. to senses, factual, informational
  4. NOT general encyclopedias (esp. NOT Wikipedia) or dictionaries = likeliest sources are scholarly journal articles
  5. Exceptions: 1. when you are using a conjunctive adverb (such as however, therefore, for example, thus) to join the sentences. 2. When both sentences are relatively simple and share parallel construction. .

5 True/False questions

  1. INEXPERIENCED WRITERS' REVISION STRATEGIES TO AVOID"Find the form and the shape of the argument" [Nancy Sommers and Hjortshoj promote this]
    "Read out loud" [to a person, not the empty air]
    "Avoid boring writing" / "Make it interesting: stories" [adding concrete details often livens up dry writing]
    "Be careful about context/mechanical errors that you have made unconsciously" [Yes! Keep a list of errors for which you lost points on your previous papers and try to systematically learn to avoid and/or fix them. Success in matters of grammar and spelling doesn't happen overnight: You'll probably make more errors as you learn new rhetorical habits. Also, rhetorical and mechanical success also doesn't happen passively: You have to set out to learn what you don't yet know.]
    "Go to Writing Center" [especially useful: help them help you by showing them old papers or, even better, your list of the habitual errors—gleaned from professors' comments on your papers—that you want to fix in your writing]

          

  2. To avoid misspelling: keep a list of your favorites-such as there vs their vs they're-and check for them in editing. dang = dangling or misplaced modifier = participial phrase or clause mislocated next to something it does not modify

          

  3. euphemsitic constructionssometimes useful = sometimes language of avoidance
    how to support an assertion with concrete information

          

  4. Use a thesaurusto jog your memory of words you already know well enough to use.

          

  5. RESEARCH WRITING CONCEPTSFollow style requirements exactly!--That's what your professors are looking for. Lead ins: All quoted and paraphrased material MUST BE LED IN! (an author's name and page number in parentheses afterward does NOT suffice!) Lead ins: If full sentence, use colon after; otherwise, use comma or nothing, depending on whether you'd use a mark of punct. there without quoatation marks.
    Lead ins: If initial, include author's full name and authority. For subsequent quoted or paraphrased material from same source, use author's last name only.
    Lead ins: Omit any info mentioned in lead in from paren. ref.
    Quotes: Be brief. Quote only what you must have in exactly the author's words. Mostly you will paraphrase with snippets of quoting. Long set in quotes are rare, esp. in short papers.
    Quotes: Always process quoted and paraphrased material before moving on to the next paragraph.
    Quotes: use square brackets to indicate necessary changes to original--but only if absolutely unavoidable.
    Quotes: [sic] = [thus it is in the original] (sic = thus in Latin); use with care to avoid undermining your source's authority or engaging in an ad hominem attack rather than a responsible argument.
    Works Cited Page: Alphabetize, double space just like rest of paper, use italics in lieu of underlining, number in with rest of paper, indent second and subsequent line(s) of each entry

          

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