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Revising Elaborating Ideas

Once your first draft is finished, make sure that it is clear and complete. If you need more details, now is the time to add them. This is called elaborating. Consider using different kinds of details (facts, examples, explanations, etc.) to elaborate. Here is how Drew added an explanation in one paragraph to make a main point clearer.

Elaboration Example
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Revising and Editing Improving Your Essay

You can use the following questions as a general guide when you revise and edit your essay. (For a more detailed editing checklist, see page 66.)

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