EDITING AND REVISING OF NUMBERED SENTENCE DRAFT
CIRCLE IN RED “to be” verbs: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been.
WRITE the original number of “to be” verbs and the edited number of “to be” verbs in the top margin.
HIGHLIGHT the words: this, these, and those.
UNDERLINE: the subject in each sentence.
HIGHLIGHT the words: a lot, alot, great.
HIGHLIGHT the words: things, anything, everything, something, it.
LOOK at the underlined nouns. If all fall within the first few words of your sentence, you need to VARY your sentence beginnings.
FOLLOW “this” “these” and “those” with a noun.
REPLACE a lot, alot and great with more appropriate synonym.
USE specific nouns to replace “things, anything, everything, something, it”.
CHECK for a subject and predicate in each sentence. Correct any run ons or fragments.
READ each sentence starting from the last sentence in your paper – correct punctuation and spelling errors.
ELABORATE on any areas that need more detail or explanation. Your paragraphs should be balanced.
MAKE any other stylistic or mechanical changes you deem necessary.