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Edit your essay in 7 steps

To edit your paper effectively, you should ask yourself the 7 questions belowFollow these steps in order. For example, don’t correct small grammar problems (#7) before you rewrite weak paragraphs (#4)! 

Check off the things you have done

Check off the things you have done:

1. Did I follow the assignment instructions

2. Do I have a strong thesis statement?

3. Does my paper have a standard paper format?

4. Does each paragraph have a focus that supports the thesis statement?     

5. Are my points well-supported?

6. Do the ideas in my paper flow logically?

7. Is my paper free of style, grammar, and typing errors?

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Created by tutors under the direction of Learning Centre faculty at Douglas College, British Columbia.

 

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Cecil Klassen                                          

 

Content Developer & Editor

Megumi Taguchi
Emma Wilkinson
Haley Schonhofer