5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- To avoid misspelling
- INEXPERIENCED WRITERS' REVISION STRATEGIES TO AVOID
- ways of making writing interesting
- a Spanish for meat or flesh
- b stories, concrete examples, personal experience, clearly stated and simple assertions
- c "Use big words" and "Use different words for the same meaning (use thesaurus)" [Sommers' research shows that this is the main revision strategy of inexperienced writers.]
"Turn in first drafft." [Hjortshoj argues that most student papers are actually first drafts.
"Check just for grammatical and spelling mistakes" [A big problem with this revision strategy is that, if you routinely make mistakes, you probably won't notice that you have done so. Also, such "editing" is not really the "reseeing" that Hjortshoj and Sommers say is expected in college level or mature writing.]
"Use big words" and "Use different words for the same meaning (use thesaurus)" [Sommers' research shows that this is the main revision strategy of inexperienced writers.]
Check just for grammatical and spelling mistakes" [A big problem with this revision strategy is that, if you routinely make mistakes, you probably won't notice that you have done so. Also, such "editing" is not really the "reseeing" that Hjortshoj and Sommers say is expected in college level or mature writing.]
- d : 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
- e some
5 Multiple choice questions
- you do research and think about your topic.
- --esp. how to use and not to use Wikipedia and other encycopediae.
║ism or ║constr.: sentence elements in ║ construction, such as in a list, must be in equivalent forms.
- sake of the agurment
- opportunity to find related books on a subject next to one another on the shelves.
5 True/False questions
assertion sentence → My grandpa was very creative.) vs. general support sentence (My grandpa was an inventor,) vs. concrete evidence sentence (He invented a special topographical camera and a radio collar for dogs that keeps them from running out into the road.)
RESEARCH PAPER EDITING CONCEPTS: → Lead in each new source with author's full name and authority Subsequent reference to the same source should be by last name only (whether ♂or ♀)authority = person's area of expertise, not Dr. or ProfTitles (independently published) vs "Titles" (part of a larger work)
Use italics, not underlining, throughout paper including on
It's okay to break some rules of mechanics → even a picture or a movie)
Research paper process stages: → 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
Passive voice → (opinion = statement of what one believes to be true = generally arguable = stronger without "I think")