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Paper Four: Revision DUE TO YOUR TA BY 9AM ON FRI, DEC 3 If you write a newspaper story, a grant proposal, or a piece of prose for a textbook, it is very likely that the first draft will not be the last. Your deathless prose will go to an editor/reviewer who will declare that the work is not acceptable until you do X, Y, and Z. You can moan about the stupidity of your reader. However, if you want the money, the fame, or whatever, you will need to make that specific person happy. It is a very useful skill. This paper will be somewhat longer than the others because there will be some new material. However, it is OK if substantial chunks come from the original paper (as long as you fix those typos, etc) Step 1: What does your TA want? Your TA will hand back your papers marked up with various comments and there may be a section containing clear instructions for revision. Those instructions would include 1) One specific question about content, asking for more information. 2) Some general comments about stylistic changes (e.g. is the organization clear? How
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 9.07 taught by Professor Ruthrosenholtz during the Spring '04 term at MIT.

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