which of the following is not a strategy for revising your paper
It is likely that the sentence in your conclusion will be more specific, more substantive, more thoughtful than the one in your introduction. Your introduction may merely announce a general intention to write about some topic. If so, your conclusion is more likely to make a more important claim, generalization, or point about that topic. In the example above, the sentence from the introduction describes only the fairly general idea that artists contributed to a culture’s identity by depicting its experience. An important idea, certainly, but one that your readers probably already hold. An essay that did no more than reiterate it would not be especially valuable. Contrast the sentence from the conclusion. Here, the writer is more specific in several important ways. First, she is specific about one element in African-American experience: its ties to its primitive history. She is specific about what the artists did: they included aspects of that history in their art. She also adds the suggestive information that some people opposed including primitive history in African-American culture (“While many eager to slash the cultures ties . . . “). This controversy is potentially enriching for the essay because it may prompt the reader (and the writer) to analyze the subject from a very different perspective.
Just as your whole paper has to have a point, so should each section have a sentence that offers some generalization, some point, some claim that that section is intended to support.
Sorry. You may want to start working on your next paper early so that you have plenty of time for revising. That way you can give yourself some time to come back to look at what you’ve written with a fresh pair of eyes. It’s amazing how something that sounded brilliant the moment you wrote it can prove to be less-than-brilliant when you give it a chance to incubate.
Nope. That’s called proofreading. It’s an important step before turning your paper in, but if your ideas are predictable, your thesis is weak, and your organization is a mess, then proofreading will just be putting a band-aid on a bullet wound. When you finish revising, that’s the time to proofread. For more information on the subject, see our handout on proofreading.
The impact upon various stakeholders is tremendous. Spouses often leave their veteran spouses because of the difficult of living with and caring for someone that has PTSD (Yeoman, 2008). Relatedly, the government is failing to provide knowledge and resources about PTSD to both veterans and their spouses. The California Senate Bill 1401 and California Assembly Bill 3083 will provide veterans with the resources to get better, but will also help families care for their veterans.
- Take a break
- Print a hard copy and highlight/write on the document itself
- Print a hard copy and cut apart paragraphs to physically move them around
- Use Turnitin for paraphrasing
- Determine best time of day
- Try different techniques
- Website: Revising
- Blog Posts: Revision Strategies – A Three-Part Series
- Podcast: Steps for Revising Part I: The Big Stuff
- Podcast Transcript
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Your revision strategy should be closely linked to the writing schedule for your project. The overall success of your revision effort will depend on how closely you have followed this schedule up to the point where revision can occur. Even when your time is limited, you should always try to leave some time for revision. On the whole, papers that are revised before submission receive better grades than those that are not.
For example, if you expect to receive comments from peer reviewers a week before the paper is due, and you also know that the paper includes many typographical errors (“typos”) and mechanical errors, you may want to correct those while the paper is out for review. Of course, you will have to go over the paper after you have incorporated the reviewers’ comments to catch any errors you might have added, but starting the revision process early will probably prove beneficial as you move closer to your due date.