Rewriting is probably the most important part of the writing process. I can guarantee you that if you take this next step with your child, they will receive at least one letter grade higher than if they stopped right at a first draft. It is important to realize, however, that your child will, most likely, not be excited about rewriting. And nor should they. The important thing at this point is to help them understand that the hard work is really all done, everything is down, and the job of rewriting is to put it all in its right place and polish it off. There are two elements of rewriting, substantive content-oriented rewriting and the busy work of copyediting.
Substantive Content-Oriented Rewriting
Busy Work Rewriting
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