Lesson 1, Topic 1
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3.1. Draft own writing/signing and edit to improve clarity and correctness.

ryanrori December 29, 2020

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Minor Problems in Drafts That Writers Should Make Every Effort to Correct

•    Occasional wordiness

•    Occasional structural weaknesses (topic sentence buried, for example)

•    Occasional (brief and minor) deviations from the main point

•    Graphics that are not quite as professional looking as they should be

•    Matters of formatting (improper use of headings, subheadings, type sizes and fonts and the like

Minor Weaknesses in Drafts That Writers Should Correct, But May Have to Abandon

•    Occasional misspellings (usually, although not always, corrected through spell checkers)

•    Occasional punctuation problems that do not affect the reader’s interpretation or understanding

•    Up-to-date information simply not available (writer must address delays in getting current information)

•    Less-than-desirable type size or font

All of these problems should be corrected, of course, but it is crucial that you be able to recognise and correct those in the first two lists.

Writing/signing produced is appropriate to audience, purpose and context. Corrections are an improvement on the original. 

Major Problems in Drafts That Writers Must Attend to and Correct

Improper audience considerations – work written for the wrong audience, the audience’s feelings not considered, or the audience’s needs not met.

Indefensible conclusions – writer draws conclusions that are not substantiated by the information provided.

Minor Problems in Drafts That Writers Should Make Every Effort to Correct

Occasional (brief and minor) deviations from the main point

Minor Weaknesses in Drafts That Writers Should Correct, But May Have to Abandon

Up-to-date information simply not available (writer must address delays in getting

current information)

 Control of grammar, diction/clarity of sign, sentence and paragraph structure is checked and adapted for consistency.

Major Problems in Drafts That Writers Must Attend to and Correct

Problems with spelling, grammar, or punctuation – reader misreads communication and is frustrated by the writer’s carelessness or lack of knowledge of standard grammar.

Minor Problems in Drafts That Writers Should Make Every Effort to Correct

Occasional structural weaknesses (topic sentence buried, for example)

Matters of formatting (improper use of headings, subheadings, type sizes and fonts, and the like)

Minor Weaknesses in Drafts That Writers Should Correct, But May Have to Abandon

Occasional misspellings (usually, although not always, corrected through spell checkers)

Occasional punctuation problems that do not affect the reader’s interpretation or understanding

Less-than-desirable type size or font