Reviewing a whole paper can seem like a daunting task, especially if it's long or if you are really unsure of what you have written. One thing you can do if you have some time left between when you finish your paper and when it's due, you can try to review several times, each time focusing on a different problem.
For example, you might want to review:
Sometimes it is helpful to begin your reviewing (or review at least once) starting the with final paragraph and working your way to the beginning.
Many writers also find it helpful to read their draft out loud. Often you will notice things that you missed when reading silently.
There are three major aspects of a good argument. You will need to make sure your argument contains:
Review the Essay Editing module for information on other types of essays that may not involve arguments.
It is a good idea to try to read each paragraph in isolation to make sure that it has a central point that relates clearly to the overall purpose ofthe essay.
If you paragraph seems to be making two different points:
Each sentence of your essay should communicate its central idea clearly and hold the reader’s attention.
The good thing about sentences is that, if they have gone wrong, they are usually easy to fix:
The Essay Editing module describes sentence level revision in more detail.