Editing/proofreading Essay

Review the in-text comments and summary feedback you received on your Touchstone 3.2
draft to enhance your writing. You will then submit a revision of your Touchstone 3.2 draft that reflects the
evaluator’s feedback. Make sure to include a copy of your Touchstone 3.2 draft below the reflection questions
for this unit.
A. Final Draft Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it
meets these guidelines.

  1. Editing and Revising
    ❒ Have you significantly revised the essay by adjusting areas like organization, focus, and clarity?
    ❒ Have you made comprehensive edits to word choice, sentence variety, and style?
    ❒ Have your edits and revisions addressed the feedback provided by your evaluator?
  2. Cohesion and Source Integration
    ❒ Is the information presented in a logical order that is easy for the reader to follow?
    ❒ Have you included smooth transitions between sentences and paragraphs?
    ❒ Have you introduced your sources clearly and in a way that demonstrates their validity to the reader?
  3. Conventions and Proofreading
    ❒ Have you double-checked for correct formatting, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization?
    ❒ Have you ensured that any quoted material is represented accurately?
  4. Reflection
    ❒ Have you displayed a clear understanding of the revision process?
    ❒ Have you answered all reflection questions thoughtfully and included insights, observations, and/or
    examples in all responses?
    ❒ Are your answers included on a separate page below the composition?
    B. Reflection Questions
    DIRECTIONS: Below your assignment, include answers to all of the following reflection questions.
    How much time did you spend revising your draft? What revision strategies did you use and which worked best
    for you? (2-3 sentences)
    List three concrete revisions that you made and explain how you made them. What problem did you fix with
    each of these revisions? Issues may be unity, cohesion, rhetorical appeals, content, or any other areas on
    which you received constructive feedback. (4-5 sentences)
    What did you learn about your writing process or yourself as a writer? How has your understanding of the
    research process changed as a result of taking this course? (2-3 sentences)
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