Critical Learning Objectives
1. Students will understand that academic papers need to be edited for clear meaning
and stronger words in order to avoid vagueness.
- Students will know the basic “dead” words that should be avoided and fixed in the final stages of their papers.
2. Students will value how changing only a few repetitive words can incite a big
improvement in their papers in the editing process.
- Students will feel confident about the changes they are making in their own papers, because while it is not an overwhelming amount of work, it still produces results.
3. Students will edit each other’s and their own papers for clarity, repetition, and vague words.
- Students will improve their drafts by looking for and replacing repetitive “dead” words.
11.8 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
c) Adjust sentence and paragraph structures for a variety of purposes and audiences.
11.9 The students will write, revise, and edit personal, professional, and informational correspondence to a standard acceptable in the workplace and higher education.
d) Revise writing for clarity.