Applying the knowledge you gained from answering the questions inyour reassessment
stage, and then writing a new version or draft of your paper.
Re-order your sentences, if necessary, so that they are in a
coherentorderthat is appropriate to the
mode of writing you are doing.For
example, a narrative should be written in chronological order
while a persuasive paper should be in emphatic order.
Eliminate sentences that are not directly
related back to your topic sentence or thesis (Unity).Regroup related sentences togetherand provide new transition words where
Eliminate language that is “deadwood.”Some words are like junk food; they fill up
a paper, but they have no real value!Sometimes, simple is just better ; for example, change “at
this point in time” to “currently.”
Fill in the gaps created in draft one.Provide specific and relevant examples to
support your topic sentence and/or thesis.General statements may be organized and
coherent, but they do little to persuade, inform,orentertain your
reader.Detail (not deadwood) adds