General Revision and Proofreading

After you’re done composing your paper, you want to work on general revision and final proofreading before you’re completely done with it.

So, with general revision, once you’ve completed your draft, you want to set it aside. Now, you may not always be able to do this, but if you can, you should because you’re going to be the best reviewer if you can be detached and objective. And if you’re in the heat of the moment from writing that composition, you’re not going to be as willing to set aside some of your ideas or rearrange the paper as if you could come back with a clear mindset and you’re more detached.

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