Editing and Revising Essay Template for AP English Language
We are going to provide you with a template for editing and revision that we recommend you use throughout the year for your own essays. The more you use this template for your own writing, the more comfortable you will be when it comes to analyzing the writing of others. It will become almost second nature to you.
Before you begin to write the revised draft of your essay, respond to each of the following carefully. If possible, ask for input from your peers. Read aloud to each other. Listen to what you have written.
The title of my essay is _____
I will organize my essay using (a rhetorical strategy) _____
The thesis of my essay is in the _____ paragraph.
My intended tone/attitude is _____
I have used the following rhetorical devices/elements to create this tone:
The following are the transition words/phrases I have used to connect each paragraph to the one before it.
I use the _____ tense as the predominant tense in my essay.
I have checked the verbs in each of my paragraphs. They are all in the predominant tense except:
#1: _____(tense) _____ Reason for using this tense is _____ (You must do this with each paragraph and with each verb.)
I have _____ sentences in my essay. _____ of them begin with the subject. ___ of them begin with a participle phrase. ___of them begin with a relative clause. ___of them begin with an adverbial clause. ___ of them begin with a prepositional phrase. ___ of them begin with an infinitive. ___ of them begin with a gerund.
I have ___ simple sentences in my essay; ___ compound sentences; ___complex sentences; ___ compound-complex sentences.
I think I need to add more sentence variety to my presentation. ___ yes ___ no
I have made certain that there is a variety of sentence structures in my essay. ___yes ___ no
My conclusion ___ is___ is not a summary of what I have already said in my essay. If it is not a summary, identify the type of ending you have created. _____
I have discussed this inventory of my first draft with _____These are the suggested areas for improving my essay:
The major things I have to work on when I revise my essay are:
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