Friday, September 30, 2011

En 11: Friday 30 Sept

Today we worked at editing our TOMATS essays.  First we copied the essay to a fresh page so that we had two copies of it.  Next, we edited the second copies.  Then, we chose a sample paragraph from the edited version and copied it again to a third page.   We also took the undedited version of that paragraph from the original essay and added it also to that third page to we could compare it to the edited version.  Finally, we added "comments" to the edited version using the "insert" tab from the Word toolbar in order to participate in meta-cognition.  I've included a sample of the last step as a model.  Note how some of the comments are about writing style and format; others are reflective and still others explain why certain editing choices were made.

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