WHAT IT IS:
Annotating Edits is a common editing strategy for adding clarity to the editing and proofreading process.
HOW IT WORKS:
Instruct students in the use of specific annotations to represent necessary changes to their writing. Be clear about what an annotation should look like and how it should be used. Try to maintain a concise list, such as some of the more common examples below:
Consider as well using annotations like slashes to separate sentences and highlights to identify key focus areas (like parts of sentence or types of devices).
Additionally, for increased value, pair this strategy with the use of an editing checklist to link specific annotations with focus areas on the checklist.