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Rutherford High School RWC

The Process of . . . Editing

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After you have written everything you have to say and you've structured it that was it works best, then it's time for EDITING!

“I do not choose the right word. I get rid of the wrong one.”





Read the draft out loud to yourself


Have someone else read the draft to you


Tape record yourself reading the draft


Tape your entire draft to a wall, the pages in order


Put two hard returns between each sentence.


Highlight (yellow) every time you used to following words: for, and, nor, but, or yet, so.


Delete every possible “that.”

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