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Reviewing Process

Reviewing your work, like every other part of the and writing process, is extremely important and shouldn't be skimmed over. Often, students underestimate how many mistakes they make on their first or even second drafts. This is because we tend to skim over our mistakes in our own writing by unconsciously correcting errors when re-reading. Revising takes patients patience!

Also, when working on your voice in writing, make sure to not let your sources dictate how you are speaking and arguing. You are presenting your sources as facts to back up your argument--they do not speak for you.


If you're not careful in your proofreading, you can seriously undermine your persuasiveness to your audience. Even if you make a great argument, a few grammar mistakes or typos can make you seem less professional.

Creating Unity and Coherence

Following your outline closely offers you a reasonable guarantee that your writing will stay on purpose and not drift away from the controlling idea. However, when writers are rushed, are tired, or cannot find the right words, their writing may become less than they want it to be. Their writing may no longer be clear and concise, and they may be adding information that is not needed to develop the main idea.

When a piece of writing has unity, all the ideas in each paragraph and in the entire essay clearly belong and are arranged in an order that makes logical sense. When the writing has coherence, the ideas flow smoothly. The wording clearly indicates how one idea leads to another within a paragraph and from paragraph to paragraph.