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Revising and Rewriting

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How to proofread, edit and revise
Short proofreading and editing checklists
Critiques and peer review

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How to proofread, edit and revise

Editing and Proofreading Strategies (St. Cloud U)
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/genproofed.html
How to approach and proofreading and editing task.
 
Editing & Proofreading for Specific Sentence-level Errors (St. Cloud U)
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/editing.html
Detailed instructions for identifying grammatical and stylistic errors.
 
Strategies for Successful Proofreading (Temple U)
http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/student_resources/proofreading.html
 
Higher Order Concerns and Lower Order Concerns (Purdue U)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_hocloc.html
Long list of substantive, stylistic and grammatical issues when reviewing your first draft.
 
Proofreading Strategies (Purdue U)
 
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_proof.html
How to approach proofreading, with links to other handouts which can help you revise your paper.
 
Steps in Editing (Purdue U)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_stepedit.html
Step by step guide to proofreading, editing and revising – can be used as a checklist.

Short proofreading and editing checklists

Revision: From First to Final Draft (Hamilton College) (PDF)
https://my.hamilton.edu/academics/resource/wc/Revision_First_to_Final_Draft.PDF
Questions to ask yourself when looking at your first draft.
 
Revision Checklist and Editing Guidelines (George Mason U)
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/check.html
 
Questions for Revision (George Mason U)
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/revise93.html
Questions to ask yourself as you revise your paper.
 
Suggestions for Revising Prose (RPI Writing Center)
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/revise.html
 
Suggestions for Proofreading (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Proofreading.html
 
Revising and Editing Questions (Trinity College)
http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/writcent/reveditq.html
Twelve point quick checklist for revising.
 
Checklist for a Final Edit (U Richmond)
http://writing.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/finaled.html
 
Revision Checklist for Reports (Roane State CC)
http://www.rscc.cc.tn.us/owl&writingcenter/OWL/RevisRpt.html
 
Revision Checklist for Essays (Roane State CC)
http://www.rscc.cc.tn.us/owl&writingcenter/OWL/EssayRev.html
 
Twelve Common Errors: An Editing Checklist (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/CommonErrors.html
 
Warning Signs of a Rushed Paper (U Richmond)
http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/rushed.html
 

Critiques and peer review

Responding to a Draft (U Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/PeerReviews.html
Help in doing peer review of others’ papers.
 
A Guide to Gracious Criticism (George Mason U)
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/eiphand.html
Practical tips for reviewing others’ papers and giving gracious criticism.
 
Peer Editing Guide (U Richmond)
http://writing.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/peeredit.html
Tips for editing others’ papers—what to look for and how to mark it for revision.


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