Writing Area - Student Tips
When revising... Concentrate on large-scale issues Refine your focus if necessary Reassess your reason for writing and your process -Check the distribution and balance of your ideas Judge whether you've met your commitments Assess how well your paper works for its intended purposes Analyze the effectiveness of your organization Fill in any gaps in information.

When proofreading... Check spelling, grammar, and usage Eliminate inconsistencies Get the punctuation right Double-check spelling Eliminate typographical errors Check the format of your paper.

When editing...
Sharpen your language Check your word choice Lop out wordiness Test your transitions Polish your opening and closing Use a style checker if available Check the format of your paper.