Worksheet for Lanham's Paramedic Method (editing exercise)


I adapted this editing exercise from Richard Lanham's wonderful "paramedic method." It helps students edit their own writing for better readability. You can ask students to bring in their own drafts and use this method right in class. 

Course Name: 
WRD 110
Assignment Type: 
Classroom Activity
Group Activity
Assignment Length: 
One Class Period
Primary Pedagogical Focus: 
Preparation Guidance and Instructor Advice: 

You can Google Richard Lanham's "paramedic method" for more information about this exercise (in case you don't know it firsthand). It's taken from Lanham's terrific book Revising Prose. You can also check out Purdue's OWL page:

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