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WRITING AN EXPOSITORY ESSAY A Guide for Revising 1 ADDRESSING LARGER ISSUES: Structure and Purpose 1. Set your draft aside for a little while and come back to it with a fresh look. 2. Print out a hard copy of your draft and look at your writing as a whole. Identify areas of your paper that need revision. Begin with larger issues and then move on to the finer details. Try out these techniques: Read your paper aloud or ask a friend to read parts of the paper to you. Sit back and listen for places that are confusing or need more explanation. Outline the basic structure of your draft and compare it to the outline that you made before you started writing. Has your paper taken you somewhere that you didn’t expect? You may need to adjust your thesis statement to accommodate new ideas. Read peer-review comments with an open mind. If you feel that the reviewer has made a good point, try to follow through on their advice. 3. Ask yourself the following questions: Is my topic specific enough? Does my thesis statement respond to the assignment question? Does it identify the purpose of my essay and make an interpretation about the text? Are my paragraphs adequately developed, and does each support my thesis?
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