We’ll be workshopping your creative non-fiction this week. In the meantime, I’m asking you to do an unusual mentor text assignment.
First, read the following handouts about revision:
- This graphic
- And this graphic too
- This blog post
- These two slides from our original prezi: Revision Slide 1 and Revision Slide 2
Then take a look at the four sample revision texts that I’m copying for you (will pass out on Tuesday). Note I cannot post these on the blog as it constitutes publication. Sorry.
For your annotations, describe what the author changed and why it’s an improvement.For each PAGE I expect a minimum of three annotations. Your annotations need to be complete thoughts, not simply “description” or “more dialogue.”
If you’d prefer to write a paragraph of 5+ sentences at the end of each piece rather than annotating them, that is an acceptable alternative.
You can see a sample of what I’m expecting below. Notice that this piece is in PROCESS of being annotated, it’s not finished! One annotation is in the middle of a thought.