EDITING TEST 1010 Find, circle, and identify (above the error) the following: three comma splices, four fragments, one omission of uppercasing, three omissions of apostrophes, one lost apostrophe, four omissions of commas, one subject/verb disagreement, one lost period, and two misspelled words. Each error is worth five points. Use these abbreviations to indicate the errors: NAP (needs apostrophe), CS (comma splice), NC (needs comma), LAP (lost apostrophe), SP (spelling error), FR (fragment), UC (needs to be uppercased), LP (lost period), and SVD (subject verb disagreement). For fragments, circle the first word only of the fragment. For “needs comma,” circle the word the comma would follow. Note: This exam counts as much as an essay. This piece is adapted (read: errors inserted) from Rolling Stone, issue 931, page 45.
Indian Larry and the Way of the chopper
By L.C. Smith
Indian Larry loves the chopper. “To me, its the ultimate motorcycle,” says this fifty-four-year-old Brooklyn chopper artist, “It’s a bike thats stripped down to it’s essence. You can open it up on the road but it’s also a beautiful art peice. Like a chalice in a Roman Catholic church”. Larrys career in the mechanical arts began in 1960, that golden age of choppers. He has built thousands of bikes, each marked by gleeming V-twin engines, huge powertrains and an Iron Cross insignia on the tank. Choppers are no longer the sole property of outlaws, they are now also bought by the masses. Larry won the finals of Discovery’s second Great Biker Build-Off. With a gleeming jewel of a V-twin. A week after his victory, Larry took a break at his huge Brooklyn garage and talked about his art and he admitted he is very, very obsessed with bikes. Especially with the solo seat, metal-flake paint, chrome-plated frames, and meticulous construction. When he conceptualizes a bike he can see every detail in his head. Down to a 1/1,000 of an inch part in the chassis. Then he fabricate the parts and builds it in three months. He makes only ten a year, however, most bikes cost $50,000. The bike that won the Great Biker Build-Off is worth $100,000.