Revising is the Key to Writing Essay

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College writers write multiple drafts and revise the entire essay or large sections of the essay for higher order writing concerns of meaning, structure, logical development, and concrete support of ideas and assertions. Revising the college essay is far more than simple editing for grammar and word choice. College essays must say something important and meaningful. Deep Revision helps to ensure that the essay says something interesting and worthwhile. Throughout High School I wrote for an educational finance website for high school students called, Investeens. I was the Head Writer for the “Tech Talk” section and reported on different sectors of the technology world as it related to finance. This was my first exposure to …show more content…
How can this essay help me progress as a writer? Why am I writing this essay? Anyone can write an average paper, but it’s when you understand yourself and dig deeper inside your own mind that you produce a masterpiece. One learns to write by examining and revising his or her own work and from editing the work of others. Its hard to actually discover when you changed as a writer because its happens in small changes over time. Most likely, a writer doesn’t just wake up one morning and become a deep philosopher; it all takes time and practice. I’ve seen from English 125 this year that over time writing does get better and not to overuse the cliché but “practice makes perfect”. One way that a writer increases his or her skill is by revising his or her own or someone else’s essay. This development was seen during “workshoping” over the semester. By picking out flaws in someone’s work, the writer can sometimes acknowledge that they too do that in their own writing and learn from it. Also when someone else corrects the writer’s essay, the writer can see mistakes he or she made without even noticing that the issue was there and learn from it. “Workshoping” is an excellent way to grow as a writer and help others to develop as well.

College writers pay attention to their writing process. Studies have shown again and again that the best way to learn to write is to rewrite. In the revision process, you improve your

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