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1 Twelve Steps to Better Revising and Editing presented by Judith M. Davis, Director Writing Technology Laboratory 31 March 2003
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2 What is revision? Real revision is “re-seeing”—reading, analyzing, and critiquing the paper with “fresh eyes.”
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3 What is not revision? Revision is not “reading over,” editing, or proofreading.
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4 Understand how writers work
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5 Fluency
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6 Fluency Do you understand the assignment? Have you thoroughly analyzed the primary texts? Do you have a clear, argumentative thesis? Have you mapped out strong primary, secondary, and tertiary support for your thesis?
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7 Form means shaping the ideas to lead the reader through a logical progression toward acceptance of the thesis.
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8 Form Do you have an outline or organizational plan? Does your draft follow that plan? Can you find the thesis or main claim? Can you identify the primary support or main reasons?
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Form Does each paragraph have a topic sentence that states or develops a supporting idea? Are all reasons backed by sufficient evidence
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