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Now that you have finished your essay, it is time for revisions.Try this website for revision tips.Final self check:The essay istyped in MLA format.You included at least 5 indented paragraphs.Each sentence begins with a capital letter and has ending punctuation.Your introduction draws the reader into your essay.Your claim clearly places blame on a character or idea.Each body paragraph starts with atransition word or phrase.You incorporate textual evidence in a variety of ways.Yourtextual evidence is correctly cited.You use a variety of rhetorical strategies to reach your audience.You include at least two choices that could have been made to change the outcome ofthe play.Your conclusion connects to your introduction.Tips for Style ImprovementUse forceful verbs—replace long verb phrases with a more specific verb. For example,replace “She argues for the importance of the idea” with “She defends the idea.”Look for places where you’ve used the same word or phrase twice or more inconsecutive sentences and look for alternative ways to say the same thing OR for ways
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