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College Writing Guide: Revising, Proofreading, Grammar

How to Revise a Paper

Paper with editing notes written in red.

Revision involves rethinking, rewriting, and reorganizing the content of your paper. After finishing a first draft:

  • Check paragraphs to make sure supporting details logically follow topic sentences

  • Check for appropriate transitional words and phrases that lead readers through your ideas

Use these worksheets to help you revise your paper:

How to Edit a Paper

Silver pen on an open book.

Editing means examining sentences to make sure they are concise and well-written. Pay close attention to grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and style.

How to Proofread Effectively

You’ve revised and edited. Now proofread the paper carefully before turning it in.

Try these proofreading tips to build your proofreading skills.

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