About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering essay revision material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to revise an essay. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding unintentional plagiarism or how to proofread essays
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning how to revise an essay (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn how to revise essays
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra writing learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Revising Your Essay chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Revising Your Essay chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an essay revision unit of a standard essay writing course. Topics covered include:
- Determining if your essay addresses its purpose
- Considerations for editing and revising an essay
- Avoiding redundancy in writing
- Proofreading for spelling and grammatical errors
- Avoiding unintentional plagiarism
- Commonly used style guides
1. How to Determine if Your Essay Addresses its Purpose
Have you ever written an essay, but had no idea if you actually accomplished your goal? In this lesson, you will get several tips on how to know if you actually achieved the purpose of your essay.
2. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content
Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.
3. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
4. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing
Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!
5. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
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Other chapters within the Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial course
- Introduction to Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial
- Prewriting: Help & Tutorial
- Structuring Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Writing Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Types of Essays: Help & Tutorial
- Citing Your Sources: Help & Tutorial
- Writing an Extended Response: Help & Tutorial
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help & Tutorial
- Sentence Types
- Paragraph Structure Overview
- Rhetorical Modes