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Better Writing Through Editing: Student Text

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English as a Second Language

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Better Writing Through Editing teaches intermediate students how to edit their own writing for correct sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and expression. Using a systematic approach for studying writing and editing problems, students discover their individual strengths and weaknesses and are encouraged to monitor their own progress. Part 1, Getting Started, begins with a diagnostic self-assessment to determine each students' awareness of typical ESL/EFL editing problems. Students also learn an editing system that they can use to evaluate their own writing. Part 2, Writing Focus, provides practice with a variety of English sentence types and features writing assignments based on a chapter theme and a rhetorical focus. Part 3, Editing Focus, provides clear and simple explanations of typical ESL/EFL editing problems and contains hundreds of practice exercises. The chapters in the Editing Focus section can be done in any order, thus allowing a teacher to customize learning while simultaneously completing the Writing Focus chapters.

Table of Contents

Part One: Getting Started

Chapter 1 Beginning editing Assessment

Chapter 2 The Editing System

Chapter 3 Sample Writing

Chapter 4 Sample Charts

Chapter 5 Sample Rewrite

Part 2: Writing Focus

Chapter 1 ESL Students- Simple Sentences

Chapter 2 Siblings- Less Formal Compound Sentences

Chapter 3 Holidays- More Formal Compund Sentences

Chapter 4 In the Sky- Complex Sentences: Adverb Clauses

Chapter 5 Places- Complex Sentences: Adjective Clauses

Chapter 6 Sports- Combination Sentences

Chapter 7 Personal Stories- Sentence Variety

Part 3: Editing Focus

Chapter 1 Unclear Sentences and Translation Problems

Chapter 2 Fragments

Chapter 3 Run-ons

Chapter 4 Comma Splices

Chapter 5 Verbs

Chapter 6 Singuar/Plural

Chapter 7 Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 8 Noun-Pronoun Agreement

Chapter 9 Word Choice

Chapter 10 Word Form

Chapter 11 Word Order

Chapter 12 Prepositions

Chapter 13 Articles

Chapter 14 Punctuation

Chapter 15 Capitalization

Chapter 16 Spelling

Chapter 17 Final Editing Assessment

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