Step 1: Pick at least one paragraph from your essay and revise it Step 2: In addition, add a paragraph (250 words) reflection explaining what you changed, why you changed it, and how you will avoid the same sorts of pitfalls in the future.

Instructions:

If you have a revision for Essay #2, you should submit it here following these guidelines:

Step 1: Pick at least one paragraph from your essay and revise it to make it “perfect” (no such thing!)

    • This may include grammar issues, but simply fixing grammar mistakes is not revision; that’s editing
    • To effectively revise your essay, start with the word “revise.” To revise is to “see again,” to revisit, to re-visualize, to re-imagine your essay (or paragraph, in this case). Revising may mean completely restructuring your essay/paragraph, adding whole chunks of analysis, or even removing troublesome passages that perhaps were off-topic or irrelevant.
    • After reviewing the essays summited thus far, I’ve determined that analysis and essay structure (i.e. moving beyond the simple, list-like format of the 5-paragraph essay) are the two areas that most of you should focus on for revisions, assuming you choose to complete a revision for this essay.

Step 2: In addition, add a paragraph (250 words) reflection explaining what you changed, why you changed it, and how you will avoid the same sorts of pitfalls in the future.  In other words, what skills or strategies have you developed as a result of completing your revision?

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