Developing an Eye for EDITing – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Developing an Eye for EDITing

Kylie Lynne


Pronouns: She/Her

Research Mentor(s): Patrick Barry, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Law School,
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 6 (4pm-4:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 1
Presenter: 2

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The revision process has been intertwined with the writing process arguably the birth of the written word in the Sumerian civilization. But for as long as the revision process has existed, there have been and still are still debates on the best methods to review the work of both yourself and others. This project will debrief my findings as a reviewer of Law classes, Massive Open Online Courses, and books for publication by Professor Patrick Barry regarding how we can improve our writing. An analysis of my progress and the content of these materials reveal that the optimal revision process is largely subjective with a few objective parameters needed: 1) a thorough understanding of why there should be changes, 2) a clear explanation of the changes that need to be made, and 3) a constructive delivery of change suggestions. My work on this project can be applied to future and current students who may struggle finding their footing in the world of revision and editing by giving them confidence with a flexible framework to use in their writing. It will also point out key errors or changes to look for in communicating to their audience through this new online learning format.

Authors: Kylie Lynne
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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