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Q. Revising


revise, v. I. To re-examine. 1. Transitive. a. To look or read carefully over (written or printed matter), with a view to improvement or correction; to improve or alter (text) as a result of examination or re-examination. Also intransitive with object implied. b. To examine or re-examine (something, esp. a law, code, plan, or the like) for the purpose of improvement or amendment; to alter so as to make more efficient, apposite, or effective. c. To alter (an opinion, judgment, etc.) after reconsideration, or in the light of further evidence. d. To adjust (a figure) up or down after reconsideration. Also with upwards, downwards, etc. Also intransitive.” OED


Drafting an assignment isn’t always enough; you probably have to do some revision. Some strategies that can help you move from a first draft to a more polished version are writing a post-draft outline, cutting anything that doesn’t support your main ideas, and assigning each major idea a color and grouping information by color.


Consider browsing this helpful handout:  

  1. Revision Strategies
  2. Proofreading Strategies


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  • Last Updated Oct 18, 2019
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  • Answered By Francesca Golus

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