2 Revising vs. EditingRevising is done first to change any parts that are unclear or confusing.Editing follows to check correctness and prepare for the final publishing.
3 RevisingA.R.R.R. - This method allows you to make four types of changes.Adding What else does the reader need to know?Rearranging Is the information in the most logical and most effective order?Removing What extra details or unnecessary bits of information are in this piece of writing?Replacing What words or details could be replaced by clearer or stronger expressions?
4 Keys to Effective Revision Pace yourself. Take a short break between the writing and revision steps so you will see the mistakes more clearlyShare your writing. Have at least one classmate read your essayRemember your purpose. Does your writing stick to your original reason for writing?Keep your audience in mind. Think about who will be reading your paper and how much they know about the topic.Take some risks.
5 Revising for…Ideas: Make sure your ideas are clear and complete. Is there a more interesting way to say it? Should you add details or facts?Organization: Is there a beginning, middle, and end? Did you use transition words?Voice: Does the paper sound like you? Are you energetic and enthusiastic about the topic?