5. Revise and Edit a Piece of Writing Wrap-Up

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In this lesson, you learned how to provide polite and constructive criticism to help someone improve their writing. Writers really appreciate it when editors use rules and guidelines to improve their work. It’s easier for everyone when the rules and goals are known. When documents are clear, consistent and error-free, it’s much easier for readers to understand the message and enjoy reading. That’s why working together on a piece can be so helpful. In this lesson, you became an editor by: Taking responsibility for looking for rules from an editing checklist, Making suggestions and inserting comments for each rule into a document, Communicating with your group members within the document, Getting back together in your group to discuss and accept suggestions, Resolving and implementing the comments, And sending the revised document to your teacher for their review.

By completing this lesson, you learned how to edit a document and why it’s always important to do so. In the future, this skill will come in handy over and over again.

For example, after you write a short story, ask someone to look it over to make sure the words you choose are as exciting and descriptive as possible.

And if you write a cover letter to apply for a job, have someone edit it for typos and grammatical mistakes. Spell check might not catch all the mistakes.

Congratulations on collaborating digitally to improve a piece of writing!

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Certificate of Completion

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