Join Leigh Ann Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing and trimming, part of College Prep: Writing a Strong Essay.
- After you've gone through…the large scale revision process,…you're ready to start editing at the line level.…Although these two stages…of the writing process are separate,…they sometimes overlap.…As you become a more experienced writer,…you may find that you indulge in some line editing…as you go through the revision phase.…That's okay.…Just as long as you realize that both need to happen.…The editing level is where you will address obvious concerns…such as grammatical or syntactical errors,…as well as stylistic issues,…such as diction, tone, and sentence structure.…
We talk about some of these issues…in other movies throughout the course.…You can also refer to the list in the exercise files…for additional resources.…Sentence level changes can make a big difference…in the overall effectiveness of your essay.…We've already discussed direct, precise, and active verbs,…choosing words and varying sentence structure…in previous movies.…You may want to go back and watch these movies again…once you're ready to start moving into the editing process.…
AuthorLeigh Ann Chow
- Understanding the essay purpose and audience
- Reviewing common and unusual essay prompts
- Starting with a strong opening statement
- Showing, not telling
- Adhering to word limits
- Organizing the essay
- Varying sentence structure
- Revising the essay
- Communicating sincerity and enthusiasm
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring the College Application Essay
2. Examining the Types of Essay Prompts
3. Maximizing Your Chances of Success
4. Writing the Essay
5. Distinguishing Yourself in Your Essay
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