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ENGL147N Week 7 Discussion: Revision Plan
ENGL147N Week 7 Discussion: Revision Plan
Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:
· Textbook: pp. 104-115, 303-305
· Minimum of 1 scholarly source
Apply the following writing resources to your posts: · Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in TextLinks to an external site. · Link (website): APA Citation and WritingLinks to an external site.
Initial Post Instructions
Part 1: Research & Review Read and review our required reading and lesson on revision, editing, and proofing, as well as past feedback from your instructor and peers.
Part 2: Application Prior to beginning work on this reflection, refer to the feedback you have been given by your instructor and peers over the past weeks plus any additional experiences you have
with the writing process covered in the course. Pay particular attention to the essay feedback provided in Weeks 2 and 4. Reflection is an important part of the writing process. Examine how the writing process has been going for you with your essay up to this point.
Then, explain the results of your paper review with your peers.
1. Detail the 3 most significant issues found in your writing throughout the course, placing them in the order of importance (the basis for a revision plan of action). As you write, be specific in which areas you are referring to, such as the introduction, claim, counterargument, etc., and how it relates to your experience with the writing process.
2. Research ways to correct the problem, in our textbook and lesson, library writing references, or external sources. Provide an example of at least one correction based on these resources.
Cite your sources in APA format.
Follow-Up Post Instructions Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Compare your peers’ results to your own and share resources for improvement. Did your instructor find similar issues? Which revision and editing approaches work best for you?
Note: If you see that someone has already received feedback from two peers, please choose to help a peer who has yet to obtain feedback.
· Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
· APA format for in-text citations and list of references
Grading This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link: · Link (webpage): Discussion Guidelines
Course Outcomes (CO): 7
Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
Manage Discussion Entry
Welcome to Week 7! You can begin posting for credit on June 15. We have been working on the writing process, taking each step (prewriting, research, drafting) one-by-one over the course of this term. Now we have arrived at the revision stage of our process, which is a process all its own. As the lesson discussed, revision can be viewed as a three-part process: revision, editing, and proofing.
Joyce Carol Oates said, “The completion of any work automatically necessitates its revisioning.” This is true. Writing equals rewriting. It’s a very important part.
On this discussion board, you will be reflecting on your writing and then explaining the results of your tutoring service paper review with your peers.
For more reading on revision strategies, visit the OWL:
Steps for Revising. (n.d.). Retrieved December 19, 2018, from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/the_writing_process/ (Links to an external site.)
Be sure to post by Wednesday and include your source.
Hi Professor Amy,
Thank you, for providing your opinions on the revision plan. Earlier, I thought that why would somebody do the revisions, when the work is already done. Specially now that time is of the essence with work,homeschooling ,school and other life demands and commitments. Now, after reading this plan, I know the real benefits of revision and proofreading. Revision is mandatory to understand your progress in the course, while finding out your weaknesses and strengths. You cannot find your weaknesses, until you revise your own papers. Proofreading is mandatory for finding out some mistakes that even the automated spell checker of Word or other software cannot find out. For instance, when you use a different word like “principle” instead of “principal” that have totally different meanings.
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I know! Time is an issue, more these days than before. At least, school is now out and you don’t have to worry about homeschooling. That has definitely made my life a little better, for sure!
As you said, revision is very important. I believe that prewriting, drafting, and revision are equally important. Think about it: the prewriting stage is pretty extensive – researching, outlining, organizing. Obviously, the drafting stage is the part where you put all that hard work together and get your argument on paper. This is also where you are making sure you are including the right evidence and seamlessly going from point to point and trying to convince the writer. Finally, the revision is just as important. This is where you polish everything. This is where you really scrutinize everything, rewrite, and make sure to get that final product ready.
Overall, I would say that I can be a decent writer but sometimes I struggle with two issues, procrastination, and writer’s block. A lot of times, when I sit down to write, especially if there is no pressure from a looming deadline, nothing comes out. Then when I only have a few hours to finish, the sentences start to flow a little easier, however, my grammar really suffers. I did not realize how many run- on sentences I was producing, because I was not placing the comma in the right spot. Plus, there is no time to proofread, never mind editing or revising.
For the second paper, I decided to try things a little different. I did not worry about writing my paper all in one sitting, I focused on one argument at a time, and produced some rough paragraphs. I was less concerned with writing the perfect sentence; I just tried to write the main point of my paragraph. By the end of the week, I had a completed rough draft, that I had time to revise and proofread. I even had my sister in law proofread it for grammar errors. More importantly though, it was the feeling of accomplishment getting it done early as opposed to waiting for the last minute.
I found the annotated bibliography to be a helpful tool for organizing the articles and main points. I should probably utilize a
formal outline a little more, however, mostly it was me just jotting down some notes on scrap paper that is next to me. I feel I have a good understanding of how to write an introduction, thesis statement and conclusion. My weakness lies in trying to condense all the material and research into essentially a paragraph or two. I find that my arguments are hand- picked and do not necessarily tell the full story of the topic.