Now that your Sloppy Copy is complete, you've got all your thoughts down on paper! The next step is to start polishing and refining your work.

Open your Sloppy Copy in Google Docs. Use your Student Writing Skills Checklist to look over each element of your paper.

If an item is already correct and complete, you can check it off. If it needs work, leave the check box open and make the necessary notes or highlights in your Sloppy Copy.

SUPER IMPORTANT: DO NOT MAKE CHANGES!!

Do not actually make changes to the words in your Sloppy Copy. (We'll do that in the next step.) Right now, just underline, highlight, change text color, or make notes for yourself as needed according to the Student Writing Skills Checklist.

When you are done, print out your Sloppy Copy with editing marks and turn it in to Mommy.

A few hints on Google Docs ...

Here are some tools you might like to use to make editing marks for future reference.

A) Underline: Click and drag to select the text you'd like to underline and click this button to apply the underline.

B) Text color: Click and drag to select the text you'd like to be a different color and then click this button and choose a new text color.

C) Highlight: Click and drag to select the text you'd like to be highlighted and then click this button and choose a highlighting color.

D) Comment: Click and drag to select the text related to the comment and then click this button to add a comment about the selected section.

Make sure to mark this lesson complete below when you are finished.

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