Revision

by Daymon

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On Halloween, we imagine ourselves differently. We paint our faces and become new characters. We mock the macabre and generally celebrate all that is strange and wonderful in life—particularly candy.

We see ourselves and others differently for a day. It is liberating.

Believe it or not, writing revisions can also be liberating. It’s an opportunity to look closely at your writing voice, to see your thoughts in a new light—perhaps with added depth and meaning.

What if you injected some humor in your writing here, like putting on some clown makeup? What if you delayed some revealing information over there, like the growing suspense of your favorite Halloween thriller?

There are many aspects of revision that simply ensure you have met the assignment requirements and presented a clear argument. You can find several of these revision strategies in the handout linked below.

But revision can also be an opportunity to re-see (re-vision) your words—and yourself—differently. Happy Halloween!

Click on the handout below (IF YOU DARE), and it will take you to our homesite, where you can checkout other resources to improve your writing skills and prepare you for academic, professional, and civic writing.

UIS The Learning Hub Handouts