Editing Experts/Consutling Teams, English 111, Fall 2014

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"Suggested" resources for completing your project:

As one outcome of this project, your team will make a Google Presentation or Google Doc which teaches your class colleagues about your group's editing skill, and you will use it when you make your presentation teaching this convention to your class colleagues. Hereafter in the semester, you and your group colleagues will be the class experts on the editing skill that you present. Here is one example from Summer 2010 on using colons and semicolons.

You will teach this convention to your class colleagues and assess how well they have learned it. It will include a works cited section for all the sources you have used.

Sentence fragments. Your group will teach us how to identify sentence fragments (the types of fragments or causes of sentence fragments) and how to corect them (subordination, coordination, combination)

Run-on sentences & comma splices. What are they? How do we identify them in our writing? How do we fix them?

Use of quotation marks. When we use them (in dialogue and direct quoting from sources), and how we use them in conjunction with other punctuation marks.

Comma use, misuse, and abuse. Describe the five main purposes for commas and exemplify how to apply the comma conventions in our writing.

Verb forms and use. How we determine tenses of regular and irregular verbs, how we recognize and correct tense shifts, and how we affect subject/verb agreement.

Effective proofreading and editing techniques. What are the best ways to find and correct ALL of the editing errors listed above?

Parenthetical citations and avoiding plagiarism. What is plagiarism, when do we cite to avoid plagiarism, how do we cite to avoid plagiarism, and what do the citations look like in the text of the paper?

Rubric: Your presentation will be graded on its effectiveness in teaching your area of editing expertise to your class colleagues.


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