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Your assignment: After reading the notes, reminders, and examples editing/revision checklists above, make a revision checklist for your own personal writing.

For this assignment, you will need to look back at all your writing from this class to see what you’ve been working on and what comments I’ve made for you. Look at your final drafts and revisions; check the notes and highlights I’ve made on your essay pages, as well as the final comments I submit to you on Canvas. Find out what your main writing strengths and goals are. Look specifically for the repeated errors that you make frequently, especially the ones we’ve studied in this class. Then, follow the format below to write your very own personalized revision checklist that you will need to use to edit/revise your research essay this week.

You will need to write a specific goal or writing/grammar rule that you would like to remember for revising your essay. Use your class notes, or the OWL Purdue website to look up rules that you need to study in order to improve your own writing!

MY EDITING/REVISION CHECKLIST

My top 3 strengths: (to make sure I continue to do well with these goals!)

1. ________________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________________

My global concerns with content or organization (write a specific rule or goal that you are working on for at least 3 of the following areas):

Thesis Statement goal: __________________________________________________

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Evidence/Support goal: __________________________________________________

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Quotation Intro/Explanation goal: __________________________________________

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Introduction/Conclusion goal: _____________________________________________

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Paragraph/Structure goal: ________________________________________________

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Organization/Transitions goal: _____________________________________________

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My secondary concerns with grammar and editing (write a specific rule that you are working on for at least 5 of the following areas):

Rules for Avoiding Fragments: _____________________________________________

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Rules for Avoiding Run-ons: ______________________________________________

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Rules for Avoiding Tense Shifts: ___________________________________________

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Rules for Avoiding Clutter: ________________________________________________

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Rules for Coordinating Conjunctions (For, And, Nor, Yet, So, But, Or): ______________

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Rules for Subordinating Conjunctions (Because, When, Since, If, Even though, Unless): ______________________________________________________________________

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Rules for Using Articles (a, an, the): ___________________________________________

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Rules for Commas: ______________________________________________________

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Rules for Quotation marks: ________________________________________________

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Rules for Semi-colons: ___________________________________________________

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Rules for Capitalization: __________________________________________________

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Rules for Subject/Verb Agreement: __________________________________________

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Rules for Titles: _________________________________________________________

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Rules for Plural Nouns vs. Non-count Nouns: __________________________________

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Other Grammar Rules: ___________________________________________________

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Other Grammar Rules: ___________________________________________________

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My Other Writing Goals (write a specific rule or goal that you are working on for at least 2 of the following areas):

Avoid Plagiarizing: ______________________________________________________

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Works Cited Page: ______________________________________________________

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Citation Verbs/In-Text Citations: ____________________________________________

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MLA Format: __________________________________________________________

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Count them up: You should have written at least 3 strengths that you have in your writing and 10 rules/goals that you will challenge yourself to get right as you edit/revise your research essay.

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