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Revising for the Traits

When revising, first focus on the ideas, organization, and voice in your writing. Then consider word choice and sentence fluency.

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Revising for Ideas ■

The ideas are the most important feature in any piece of writing. Let these questions guide you as you revise for ideas:

  • Have I stated a specific focus or thesis about my topic?
  • Do all of the details support my thesis?
  • Have I included enough details to make my ideas clear?

Making Changes

This excerpt shows the changes one writer made in the ideas of a biographical story.

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