- There will be questions that ask you to define terms in bold in WTP and terms in italics from the scanned reading. For example, what is the difference between a clause and a phrase? Also, what is a nominalization? This section will be worth twenty points.
- There will be questions that ask you to apply the knowledge in these chapters to actual sentences. For example, I could ask you to classify sentences according to the four sentence types. Also, I could ask you to rewrite passages so that they are more parallel. Finally, I could give you a passage or a few sentences and ask you to cut the fat. This section will be worth forty points.
- There will be passages that you must edit fully. For example, I could give you a passage and ask you to edit it using all of the ideas in both readings. Also, I could ask you to take a passage and edit it to create a final, usable document (much like the exercise we did in class where you created a library handout based on the large clump of text I gave you). This section will be worth forty points.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Guidelines for the Editing Exam
You will be taking the Editing Exam in class a week from today. On that exam, you can expect the following types of questions.