Oftentimes, students will not edit their own work, as it does not seem necessary to them. What they may not realize is the importance of self-editing, especially when it means their writing will improve, and maybe even more important to them, their grades will improve. Teaching them to edit their own writing is one of the most important skills you can teach them. Here are seven ways to teach them this important skill: 1. Give students a list of commonly mistaken mechanics. Sometimes students won’t edit a paper because they do not know what is wrong with it, and do not know where to start. Actually giving them the tools to see what they may have done wrong will give them the chance to correct it, with the added assurance that everyone makes mistakes like this too. Join my email list! Subscribe to receive updates from The Daring English Teacher.         Please sign me up Subscribe   You will not receive spam, and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Powered by Conver...