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Step4: Reviewing and revising

Page history last edited by Mrs. Iman Ali 15 years, 2 months ago

Reviewing and revising to improve your writing

 

Are you happy? You’ve almost completed an essay. But you’re not done yet. You can always improve your writing. The way to complete a successful essay is by looking over your work.

Try reading your draft aloud. Ask yourself questions. Do you like the order of your essay? Do you need to add words so your sentences make better sense? Do you need to add any sentences so your paragraphs connect? Do you have ideas that you’d like to add more to?

Do you like your introduction? Your essay body? Your conclusion? Make at least three changes that could improve your essay. Remember that even professional writers make lots of changes!

 

Proofreading your essay to improve your writing

 

It’s time to check your work. Read your improved essay aloud slowly. Look at details of punctuation and grammar in your writing. Are your sentences complete? Do your verbs go with your nouns? Do you need to add any missing punctuation? How’s your spelling?

Remember that the job of proofreading is to catch and change anything that would stop your reader from enjoying your essay. Try catching and changing at least six mistakes. 

 

Publishing your writing

Congratulations on completing your essay! Finish by saving it on your computer, and by printing it. Share your essay with a family member, friend, classmate or teacher.

Remember that you can always improve your essay for any assignment or test by first brainstorming, then breaking your writing down into short steps.

Links you might find of interest

 

These links may help you improve your essay writing

http://www.essaypunch.com

http://writesite.cuny.edu/

http://www.geocities.com/soho/atrium/1437/index.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

http://dictionary.reference.com/

http://thesaurus.reference.com/

 

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