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  1. Revising and Editing using RADAR

  2. Replace Add Delete and Reorder

  3. Words that are not specific or are neutral (i.e. good, bad, different, really, a lot, great, awesome, very, amazing, incredible) Words that are overused or repeated Sentences that are unclear Circle These moments, correct them and mark with an “R” Replace

  4. As I ran to the finish line, my heart was beating. REPLACE

  5. As I sprinted to the finish line, my heart was pounding in my chest. REPLACE

  6. New information (especially supportive evidence when you make a claim) Descriptive adjectives and adverbs (especially when mentioning a specific literary device) Rhetorical or literary devices (connect back to the text) Transitional words/phrases in between paragraphs to improve flow and connect ideas (also, as well as, coupled with, similarly, accordingly, as a result, however, nevertheless, in particular) Place an “A” next to any additions you make. ADD

  7. Shadows mad the night seem scary. ADD

  8. Ghastly shadows made the dark night seem even more frightening. ADD

  9. Ideas unrelated to your thesis Sentences that sound good, but do not actually make sense. Repeated words or phrases Unnecessary details. Shorten overly lengthy sentences. Cross through these moments. Delete

  10. The candidates talked about the issues, and many of the issues were issues that had been on the voters’ minds. DELETE

  11. The candidates talked about the issues, many of which had been on the voters’ minds. DELETE

  12. So most important points are first. To make better sense or to flow better. Begin new paragraphs/sentences to divide up ideas. Draw arrows to indicate reordering. Reorder

  13. Put the sunflower seeds over the strawberries, which are on top of the pineapple in the bowl. You’ll have a delicious fruit salad! REORDER

  14. To make a delicious fruit salad, cut pineapples into a bowl. Add strawberries and then sprinkle a few sunflower seeds over the top. REORDER