Blog 16 final revision

My favorite revision strategies are reading out loud, peer editing and looking for organization changes. I think these are good strategies because they really emphasize finding things to change that you wouldn’t necessarily change if only your eyes are on your paper. For example, peer editing and reading a paper out loud helps me see problems in my essay that I didn’t notice before. Organizational changes make a difference in the revision process because making small changes to the order of events people read really can make you think a different way about the thesis or argument. I think its a powerful change everyone should consider for any essay they write. I have found the peer editing process helpful in other topics besides English 110 because I have to write many other papers and write-ups for other classes and this class helped me realize that another set of eyes on your writing points out options and ideas that you had not considered. For example, when writing an important research article, error in your writing can make your work appear to be unreliable. Therefore, its vital to have another person read it over and find areas you need to work on. When using my favorite strategies of revision, I have found that for academic essays about science it is helpful to read it outlaid to someone who is uneducated about the topic. This makes it easier to see your ideas in a completely different point of view.