When it comes to writing—as with most things in life—there’s always room for improvement. With this in mind, let’s revisit your final project to work on the small-scale revision topics that were discussed on the previous pages.
Retrieve a copy of your latest essay that you created in 7-3: Activity: Revision Process, and, if possible, print it out. (Your draft should be saved in the Notebook, which is accessible through the “Course Tools” button.) Once again, read your essay aloud and pinpoint specific areas where your grammar and mechanics could be improved. Then, using guidance from the reading this week, revise one or two paragraphs of the essay so that they are as clear and concise as they can be. Remember, the key is to read your essay aloud, s-l-o-w-l-y. If this technique doesn’t work for you, though, have a friend, family member, or co-worker read the essay aloud to you. This can also help you identify sections of the text that may need to be reworked.