Compare, Diagnose, Operate Angela Bell CDO • • • • CDO is a strategy to help with revising an essay or story. C= Compare D= Diagnose O= Operate Compare • Read the sentence. Diagnose • Select the best diagnose cards. • • • • • • • This doesn’t sound quite right. This is not what I intended to say. Part of the essay isn’t in the right order. People may not understand what I mean. I’m getting away from my main point. This is a weak or incomplete idea. The problem is ____________. Operate • Select an operate card. • Add: Include more information, examples, details, and so forth. • Leave this part out: Take something (a word, phrase, sentence) out. • Rewrite: Say it (a word, phrase, sentence) in a different way. • Change the wording: Rearrange information (a word, phrase, sentence) • Make your revision.