Revision_3 - Revision Strategy #6: Cut and Paste Revision...

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Revision Strategy #6: Cut and Paste Revision 1. You need a draft printed on one side only. Make sure this isn't your only copy. 2. Cut apart the essay by paragraph, then shuffle. 3. Go through stack and find the "core" paragraph. That's the one that gets to the heart of what you're trying to say. If you don't have a paragraph like that, take a moment to finish this sentence: "The most important thing I want my readers to understand is. .." This will act as your core sentence. 4. With core paragraph (or sentence) in front of you, make two new stacks of remaining paragraphs: those relevant to core and those that don't seem relevant. Make sure every piece of information is there for a reason. Ask yourself these questions as you examine each paragraph: o Does it develop thesis or further purpose of paper, or is might it be an unnecessary tangent or part of paper with different focus? o Does it provide important evidence to support what I'm trying to say?
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Garawynmcgill during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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Revision_3 - Revision Strategy #6: Cut and Paste Revision...

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