CUPS • CUPS is an editing and revising technique. • Assists a writer with improving his/her written work. • Each letter represents a different color and action. General Guidelines • Retrieve all necessary materials: writing instruments, original document to correct, and an editing checklist. • Choose an action • Select the appropriate color pen/pencil/crayon/marker • Go through entire document with one pen then repeat as necessary. • Check the appropriate box when finished with the chosen action. • Choose another action until you completed each action needed. Editing Checklist RED PEN (Capitalization): All sentences start with a capital letter All proper nouns (Names) start with a capital letter. GREEN PEN (Usage/Understanding): Each paragraph is about the same topic. The sentences sound right when you read them aloud. PURPLE PEN (Punctuation): All sentences end in a period., question mark?, or exclamation! BLUE PEN (Spelling): Circled all misspelled words or questionable spelling All the words are spelled correctly (Checked Spelling and wrote it correctly above incorrect spelling) C = Capitalization • Use your red pen/pencil/crayon/marker • Capitalize a letter by placing three lines under the lowercased letter. • Lowercase a letter by placing a diagonal slash through the capital letter. U = Usage/Understanding • Use your green pen/pencil/crayon/marker • Make usage/understanding corrections. • Draw one line through words, phrases, and sentences that do not make sense. • Add information(word, phrase, sentence) using an insertion mark. • Insert a space between words, phrases or sentences using the following symbol: # • Use the transposition symbol to reverse words. • Circle word/phrase/sentence that you want to move and then draw a line to the desired destination. • Organize your written work using paragraphs. (remember to indent when needed) P =Punctuation • Use your purple pen/pencil/crayon/marker • Make punctuation corrections. • Delete unwanted punctuation using one horizontal line. • Insert a punctuation mark in a sentence or phrase using appropriate insertion symbol. • Insert end punctuation with a circle around the punctuation mark. • Use the transposition symbol to reverse letters and punctuation. S = Spelling • Use your blue pen/pencil/crayon/marker • Identify misspelled words by circling them. Afterwards write the correct spelling above the misspelled words. • Insert a letter in a word using a downward insertion symbol. • Insert a space by using the following symbol: # • Use the transposition symbol to reverse letters. • Place one line through letters that are not needed. Let’s Review the Color/Letter Relationships C U P S Let’s Review the Letter/Action Relationships C U P S • Spelling • Punctuation • Usage/Understanding • Capitalization Review Editing Marks for Capitalization capitalize three lines under a letter C lowercase one backslash through a capital letter c Reviewing Editing Marks for Usage/Understanding aint ^ # ˜ ¶ remove word remove a word, sentence or phrase insert insert a word, phrase, sentence insert space insert a space between words or sentences transpose reverse words move move a word, phrase or sentence indent paragraph new paragraph make sure you indent. Reviewing Editing Marks for Punctuation , ^ ? ! remove mark remove a punctuation mark insert insert a comma, colon, semicolon, period in abbreviation insert top line punctuation insert quotation marks and apostrophes insert end punctuation insert end punctuation by placing a circle and then the punctuation mark transpose reverse letters and a punctuation mark. Reviewing Editing Marks for Spelling right correct spelling circle incorrect spelling place correct spelling above insert insert a letter using a down arrow and placing the word in the arrow # insert space insert a space between letters transpose reverse letters within a word rite s inert ˜ rigght delete letter remove letter by placing one line through the letter How to Transpose Create a curved line that goes from the item you want to move to the new location. Types Examples: wrong correcting correction Transposing Letters hieght height Transposing Words whale killer hieght whale killer killer whale Remember to use CUPS … • CUPS will ASSIST YOU with improving your written work. • C=Capitalization • U=Usage/Understanding • P=Punctuation • S=Spelling • Using CUPS can prevent an accident. THANK YOU • Your attention was greatly appreciated. • You will serve your masterpiece(s) justice.