You may have heard the phrase that writing is rewriting. It is important to recognize opportunities to fine-tune ideas, to further consider the research, and to become more aware of how to communicate with and persuade readers.
This week you will examine your rough draft and complete an activity to assess your work to revise it to make it stronger and more meaningful. You’ll also read Ch. 18 of Research Matters, which covers revision and gaining perspective.
Write a response to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- What did you learn or re-learn about revision this week from the text or any learning activities? What areas of your writing do you feel are strengths? Which areas could use some improvement?
- How will you integrate these ideas into the next steps you will take to complete or refine your paper?
Read your draft in-progress.
Complete the Self-Assessment worksheet with full-sentence responses. As you complete the worksheet, keep your draft handy. You may find it helpful to make notes on your draft as you complete this so you capture the changes you want to make as you revise.
Use your completed worksheet and any notes you make as you revise your draft for the Final Paper (due at the end of Week 5).