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College Writing Guide

How to Proofread Effectively

How to Edit a Paper

paper with editing marks

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



Mechanics and Style

How to Revise a Paper

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:

Beefing up Grammar

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