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					                          Revision for Argument Paper
                           ATEC 3325, Summer 2008


Summarize your interpretation of the person’s main point or thesis. What is he or she
ultimately trying to argue in this paper?




How has he or she tried to support the argument? Can the person offer more effective
support for the position? How so?




Which parts of the paper did you find the most convincing? The least? Why?




Edit the paper for grammar and mechanical mistakes. In editing this person’s paper, keep
these issues in mind:

Comma splice error

Example: Dogs that compete in the annual Westminster Dog Show are already
champions, they have each won at least one dog show before arriving at Madison Square
Garden.

Corrections: Dogs that compete in the annual Westminster Dog Show are already
champions because they have each won at least one dog show before arriving at Madison
Square Garden.

Dogs that compete in the annual Westminster Dog Show are already champions, for they
have each won at least one dog show before arriving at Madison Square Garden.

Dogs that compete in the annual Westminster Dog Show are already champions; they
have each won at least one dog show before arriving at Madison Square Garden.

Fused or Run-On Sentence
Example: From time to time, new breeds enter the ring the Border Collie is a recent
addition to the show.

Correction: From time to time, new breeds enter the ring, and the Border Collie is a
recent addition to the show.


Commas after Introductory Phrases, Clauses (elements)

Example: Although most students complied with the new policy a few refused to do so.

Correction: Although most students complied with the new policy, a few refused to do so.

Example: While visiting Iraq Barak Obama spoke to the U.S. military and that nation’s
leaders.

Correction: While visiting Iraq, Barak Obama spoke to the U.S. military and that nation’s
leaders.




What overall advice can you give this writer?