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Revising 101: 1. Now that many of you haven't looked at essays 1-3 in a few weeks you should have enough time between the writing and the revising to gain some objectivity. 2. Get feedback. Since you already know what you're trying to say, you aren't always the best judge of where the draft is clear or unclear. Let another reader tell you. Then discuss aloud what you were trying to achieve. In articulating for someone else what you meant to argue, you will clarify ideas for yourself. Remember the writing center!!! First floor of the humanities classroom building.
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Revising cont. 3. Construct a reverse-outline of your essay. Identify the main idea(s) in each paragraph. Rank their importance in advancing your thesis. Consider connections between and among ideas. 4. Rethink your thesis. Based on what you did in the previous step, restructure your argument: reorder your points, cut irrelevancies or redundancies, add complications and implications. You may want to return to the text for additional evidence. Add an essay map to your introduction!
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Revising cont. 5. Now that you know what you're really arguing, work on
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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