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Quick Guide ■ Revising

When you revise, you add, cut, rewrite, and reorder information to turn a first draft into a clearer, more effective piece of writing. You’re ready to revise once you . . .

  • complete your first draft,
  • set it aside for awhile, and
  • return with fresh eyes.
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Link to the Traits

Review the first three traits. Then add words and sentences.

Ideas ■

Check your focus (thesis) statement and support.

Organization ■

Check your beginning, middle, and ending.

Voice ■

Make sure you sound interested in and informed about your topic.

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