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Feb. 25 Webinar – Drafting, Revising and Editing

February 22nd, 2010

digital text worksThis week’s webinar in the Writing Process Lens is Drafting, Revising and Editing. It’s all about the words – drafting, revising, redrafting, revising, drafting some more, and when all the words seem to be the right ones in the right order… editing. The beauty of digital text is that it is flexible and easily changed, allowing students to make real revisions more easily than they can on paper. We have found that when revising doesn’t require rewriting the whole piece, students are more willing to do it. We’ll take a look at the features of various applications for word processing and discuss how we can help students choose which to use. We’ll also talk about how to organize a formal writing project, saving and archiving notes and drafts to show progress in the writing process.

When the revisions are done, it’s time to edit and we’ll talk about using spelling and grammar checkers as well as other tips for helping students find and fix errors. I’ll also share some of my favorite web resources for learning more about grammar and writing conventions and, as always, I’ll invite participants to share theirs.

Please join us Thursday, January 14 at 3:15 or 7:15 pm. You can find links for registration and information about how to access these sessions by clicking on the Webinar tab at the top of this page.

Illustration by Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

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