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Unformatted text preview: A Revision Checklist for the Informal Essay: Used to giving your papers only a quick typo check and unsure how to make serious revisions? You might begin by reading a print copy of your paper as if you were someone else and asking the following questions… o Does your piece have a title ? o Is the title interesting? Here and throughout this task, try to look at your paper as an outsider, someone who didn’t write it, might. o Does the title reflect or begin to suggest the perspective of the piece, thus helping the thesis along in its job? o Read over the introduction —is it as compelling as it could be possibly be? Do you think someone would read this if they didn’t have to— does it pull them in, promise something interesting, exciting, new(ish)? o What can you do to improve it? o Does the first paragraph end with a thesis statement ? o Is that thesis easy to find—would another reader be able to tell where the intro ends and the thesis begins? Is that thesis easy to find—would another reader be able to tell where the intro ends and the thesis begins?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '08