Tutor: Now that you’ve made revisions, print out another copy of your paper, and have another look.
Student: Do you mean I have to go through this again?
Tutor: Oh, yes, and you might even have to revise it several more times!
Tutor: This time, look at the big picture, and consider these points:
- Does the paper say what you want it to say?
- Will the reader understand it?
- Is there some additional information that would make it stronger?
Your answers to these questions might suggest that more revisions are needed.
Student: All this revision seems like a lot of extra work! How about if I just do a better job of writing everything correctly the first time?
Tutor: Well, actually people usually have to write something and then see it before they realize that revision will be necessary.
Student: Are you telling me that I will need to rewrite the whole paper?
Tutor: No, probably not.
Tutor: Also, it’s a good idea to get someone else to read your paper and give you feedback.
Student: That makes sense!
Tutor: OK, let’s move on to the next step. Click on Read Your Paper Out Loud on the left.