Brainstorming? Check! Finally managing to get all the words on paper in a coherent form? Check!
By the time revision rolls around, so much energy and effort has already been poured into a paper. But even though it can sometimes feel like busy work, this last stage of the writing process is absolutely critical. Did the thesis change as the paper evolved? Is the organization the best it could be? Are there awkward phrasings, staccato transitions, or grammatical errors? Revision answers these questions and makes improvements - producing a paper that's polished and ready to turn in.
Like in every stage of the writing process, taking into account individual learning style in revision is critical to success. Identify how you learn best by clicking here, and then click the appropriate button below for specific strategies and tips.
Spelling & Grammar?
For writers with LDs, the need to correct for spelling and grammar can be an especially intimidating and important part of revision.
Don't panic and don't give up.
Start by considering the "big picture" only. Leave spell check off, and focus on meaning. Then, when you're satisfied with the organization, content, and flow of the paper, move into editor mode. Run a spell check program to highlight errors and do the best you can to correct them. Then, ask for help! The more eyes on your paper, the better it will be.