The Art of Revision What is revision? Is it the same as editing? –Revision isn’t simply correcting grammatical errors [editing]. Revision entails rethinking.

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<ul><li><p> The Art of RevisionWhat is revision? Is it the same as editing?Revision isnt simply correcting grammatical errors [editing]. Revision entails rethinking what you have written and asking questions about the effectiveness of your paper. In revision you may add new ideas as well as subtract ideas from your paper. Through revision your papers will obtain clarity and focus. Revising means seeing again.Click speaker icon for sound</p></li><li><p>What are the steps of revision?Check the structure of your essayCheck the introductionIs there an attention getter?Is there a transition to the thesis?Is the thesis clear? Does it state the topic and is it controlled?Is the thesis the last sentence in the introduction?Do the thesis points overlap?</p></li><li><p>Check each body paragraphIs there a topic sentence that supports the thesis? [remember that thesis link and point]Does the topic sentence have a transition?Does the paragraph have main points with transitions?Does each main point have a specific example?</p></li><li><p>Check the conclusion</p><p>Is there a sentence that restates the thesis in different words?Did I use an appropriate ending strategy? [summary, prediction, quote, full circle, etc]Did I make the conclusion strong and interesting?Does the last sentence sound final and conclusive?</p></li><li><p>Check the order of your essay</p><p>Did you choose a good order for your paragraphs [emphatic, reverse emphatic, sandwich, chronological]?Did you choose a good order for your main points within your paragraphs?</p></li><li><p>Check for unity and CoherenceunityGo through each body paragraph. If any sentence doesnt follow what the topic sentence says, take it out.coherenceDo your topic sentences have appropriate transitions?Do your main points have appropriate transitions?</p></li><li><p>Proofreading or Editing for ErrorsRead aloudRead backwardsKnow your enemiesLearn some tricksEliminate common mistakesUse your tools</p></li><li><p> More Proofreading ideasPut some time between yourself and your essayRead your essay through several timesGet someone you trust to read through your essayMake sure your paper looks professionalCheck your formattingDont fold, spindle or mutilate!</p></li></ul>


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