Read the question/prompt carefully – be sure to answer all parts of the question
Take the time to p rewrite/organize ideas—map it out
Write a clear, strong thesis statement (main idea/focus)—maybe use a triplet? Remember the
formula for a thesis: (Claim) because A, B, C…
Develop ideas with ample description, details, and examples
Include an introduction and a conclusion
Write legibly–double-space- two peages to three.
Use transition words
Leave time to revise and proofread/edit – check for content/ideas, correct verb tenses,
capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc…
you may use books, handouts, notes.. The essay should answer this question
What is revision? Please define the term as it pertains to writers (or any artists) and refer to any
class lectures/assignments regarding revision (please cite if you use info/quotes directly from
Murray’s Internal Revision article). Reflect on a time when you engaged in real revision as part
of your writing process—give specific details. What was the end result?