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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 7.3. Editing

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics

MECHANICS

 

Definition (formal)

Editing describes the process of revisiting writing in order to identify and rectify errors and omissions. 

Definition (informal)

Editing: Did you see what's wrong and fix it up?

Example

For example, the sentences below demonstrate the importance of editing to find and rectify simple typographical errors.

Before editing:

The debate is partiucularly significant in the context of intelligence as measured by the the intelligence quotient (IQ).

After editing:

The debate is particularly significant in the context of intelligence as measured by the intelligence quotient (IQ).

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

Resources (web)

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