Revise vs. Edit

What is the difference between revision and editing? Provide your class with a couple of acronyms to help them remember: ARMS and CUPS. This resource includes three printable references pages in various colors that provide the acronyms and some explanation.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Hand these out to learners before the revision portion of a writing assignment so that they can use them as reference pages; they can keep them in notebooks for later use
  • Post these acronyms up on your classroom wall for easy reference
  • The acronyms are easy to remember and clearly show the difference between revision and editing
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