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Pathways Chapter 12

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
When to Revise
Wait a day before revising.
You will have a fresh outlook on your topic.
How to Revise
Using Revision Maps
Using the Revision Checklist

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Maps

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Maps

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Maps

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Checklists

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Checklists

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Checklists

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Checklists

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Checklists

REVISING PARAGRAPHS


Revise a paragraph by adding, deleting, and changing text
GOAL 4
Using Revision Checklists

Let’s review!

Assess your comprehension of the key concepts described in the chapter.


Chapter Twelve Drafting and Revising
  • Learning a new skill is time-consuming.
  • The Career Center on campus provides various services.
  • Michigan consumers are paid five cents per can for recycling.
  • Acid rain is causing problems in some New York lakes and rivers.

1. Which topic sentence is probably too broad?
  • Learning a new skill is time-consuming.
  • The Career Center on campus provides various services.
  • Michigan consumers are paid five cents per can for recycling.
  • Acid rain is causing problems in some New York lakes and rivers.

1. Which topic sentence is probably too broad?
  • Drug use is a serious problem in our community.
  • A large pizza at the Italian Diner costs about $8.50.
  • There are a number of summer festivals in our town.
  • Children should have parental supervision when choosing video games.

2. Which topic sentence is probably too narrow?
  • Drug use is a serious problem in our community.
  • A large pizza at the Italian Diner costs about $8.50.
  • There are a number of summer festivals in our town.
  • Children should have parental supervision when choosing video games.

2. Which topic sentence is probably too narrow?

3. While she was daydreaming in biology class. What type of error does this sentence exemplify?
  • a run-on sentence
  • a comma splice error
  • a sentence fragment
  • a subject-verb agreement error

3. While she was daydreaming in biology class. What type of error does this sentence exemplify?
  • choose a manageable topic.
  • write a clear topic sentence.
  • provide relevant and sufficient details.
  • all of the above.

4. To draft a good paragraph, you should
  • choose a manageable topic.
  • write a clear topic sentence.
  • provide relevant and sufficient details.
  • all of the above.

4. To draft a good paragraph, you should
  • make sure ideas fit together.
  • determine the pattern of a paragraph.
  • provide relevant organization.
  • support and explain the topic sentence.

5. The function of details in a paragraph is to
  • make sure ideas fit together.
  • determine the pattern of a paragraph.
  • provide relevant organization.
  • support and explain the topic sentence.

5. The function of details in a paragraph is to
  • immediately after writing it, while things are fresh in your mind.
  • the day before the paragraph is due.
  • after waiting a day or two so that you have a fresh outlook.
  • by freewriting again and comparing your notes to your original paragraph.

6. It is best to revise a paragraph
  • immediately after writing it, while things are fresh in your mind.
  • the day before the paragraph is due.
  • after waiting a day or two so that you have a fresh outlook.
  • by freewriting again and comparing your notes to your original paragraph.

6. It is best to revise a paragraph
  • a word map.
  • an idea map.
  • a branching map.
  • a revision map.

7. The best diagram to use for revising is
  • a word map.
  • an idea map.
  • a branching map.
  • a revision map.

7. The best diagram to use for revising is
  • Ms. Williams.
  • election for a new chairman.
  • gal at the hospital’s nursing station.
  • Mrs. John Williams.

8. Be careful of sexist language in your writing. The following reference is nonsexist:
  • Ms. Williams.
  • election for a new chairman.
  • gal at the hospital’s nursing station.
  • Mrs. John Williams.

8. Be careful of sexist language in your writing. The following reference is nonsexist:
  • “Did you include commas?”
  • “Did you write your paragraph with your audience in mind?”
  • “Why did you choose this particular topic?”
  • “How many points is the assignment worth?”

9. A question to ask for a revision checklist would be
  • “Did you include commas?”
  • “Did you write your paragraph with your audience in mind?”
  • “Why did you choose this particular topic?”
  • “How many points is the assignment worth?”

9. A question to ask for a revision checklist would be
  • sentence fragments.
  • spelling.
  • parallel structure.
  • all of the above.

10. When revising, you should identify and correct errors in
  • sentence fragments.
  • spelling.
  • parallel structure.
  • all of the above.

10. When revising, you should identify and correct errors in
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