How to Edit and Improve Essay Content


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As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

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1. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

2. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will help you quickly assess your ability to edit your essays. Some of the things you'll be tested on include writing elements to focus on when editing and techniques to use during revision to improve your writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Qualities of a well-written essay
  • Why outlining the major points in your essay after writing it can be helpful
  • How to improve your thesis statement
  • Ways to change a descriptive essay to a persuasive essay
  • How to deal with a body paragraph that has gotten off track

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about revising your writing in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you understand the meaning and function of key concepts, such as thesis statement and body paragraph
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as descriptive and persuasive writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding strategies for editing essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about revision in writing, review the corresponding lesson on Editing Essay Content. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to edit and improve essay content
  • Discuss the purpose of an essay
  • Learn about thesis statements
  • Explore the importance of strong main points
  • Discuss using details to support main points
  • Learn about essay organization