Now that you have learned to recognize strategies for revision, make them an integral part of your writing process. For every writing project, budget time to consider the following:
- Content: Does the content of this project fulfill the purpose of the assignment? Will the audience be persuaded by the ideas and evidence? What strategies could I use to improve the content?
- Structure: Is the organization of the project appropriate for the purpose of the assignment? Will the audience find the project well-organized and logical? What strategies might I use to improve the structure?
- Style: Does the style of the project align with the purpose of the assignment? Will the audience recognize the style as appropriate and effective? What strategies might I use to improve the style?
- Grammar and mechanics: Will readers be hindered and irritated by errors in grammar and mechanics? Will errors in grammar and mechanics damage my ethos as a writer? What strategies might I use to edit and proofread the project?
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