The_Post_Draft_Outline - Eng 1B-Draegan The Post Draft...

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Eng. 1B—Draegan Fall 2009 The Post Draft Outline Congratulations! You have completed a rough draft of your textual analysis. Now it’s time to revise your paper to make your writing more effective. The most effective writing conforms to one basic point: it is clear to the reader. Each quote, every paragraph, and the essay as a whole reflect what you are trying to argue about the text. Most of us want to hold onto every word we write because of the time and effort we spend on trying to get a paper turned in on time. However, this class will teach you that writing is a process of revision, revision, revision. A painless and effective way to determine if your paper contains an argument, wanders “off topic”, or could use reorganization is to perform a Post Draft Outline . This revision technique places all of your assertions (and you should have some) into an outline format, onto a single page, and allows you to see all of your ideas in a bare bones layout without the clutter of the beautiful prose you can’t bear to part with . Doing a single reverse outline will help you accomplish these important revisions: 1. Find what needs cutting or expanding: A Post Draft Outline forces you to examine your ideas to see what is on topic and what is off topic. A bonus is that you’ll probably determine
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