Chapter 7: Revising Your Work
- Make substantial changes to your own work at either the paragraph or idea level.
- Practise reviewing a peer’s work as a responsive reader.
- Listen to and record a peer’s review comments and use them to revise your work.
- Proofread your work as a last step in the revision process.
Writing down feedback from a classmate or instructor, editing, and proofreading your work all require different skills. To make it easier and help you get the most out of revising, this chapter suggests separating these tasks into three separate steps of the revision process. You may not end up peer reviewing every assignment, but it is helpful to at least make major revisions as a first step and—as a final stage before handing in your work—correct your grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, and sentence structure.