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Drafting and re-drafting

Development of the essay

  • establish flow from paragraph to paragraph
  • keep your voice active
  • use quotations to support your interpretations
  • continually prove your point of view throughout the essay

Conclusion

  • read your first paragraph and the development
  • summarize, then conclude, your argument
  • refer back (once again) to the first paragraph(s) as well as the development
  • edit/rewrite the first paragraph to better set your development and conclusion
  • take a day or two off!
  • re-read your paper with a fresh mind and a sharp pencil
  • re-read aloud, as if you want to communicate with a trusted friend or family member. The person/people can be real or imaginary. You will be surprised what you find to change!
  • edit, correct, and re-write as necessary. Turn in the essay
  • celebrate a job well done, with the confidence that you have done your best

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