Thursday Thoughts: Resources for RevisionDid you know the Walden University Writing Center has a number of resources to help you learn and practice the challenging yet important skill of revision? Not only can you improve your papers with effective revision strategies, but the process of seeing your work again (truly "re-vision") can help you develop critical thinking skills that can help you in your academic studies, your professional career, and beyond.
- Revision overview webpage on the Writing Center's "Writing a Paper" website: This resource features an overview of revision including definitions, strategies, and approaches. There is also a revision checklist for those who want a comprehensive document to help guide you.
- Recording of our Live Webinar "Improving your Writing: Revising and Proofing" presented by Walden U Writing Instructor Sarah Prince: This webinar discuses the revision process in all its forms, including explaining the difference between proofreading and revising, how to revise on your own, how to revise using Writing Center or peer feedback, and how to revise using faculty feedback.
- "Revision and Self-Editing Skills" resource specifically designed for Walden U Capstone writers: Part of our toolbox for Capstone writers, this webpage provides a number of tools and resources that apply to students who are at the advanced stages of their degree program.
- A variety of revision-related blog posts right here on the Writing Center's blog: Instead of listing them all here, I recommend doing a search for "revision" blog posts. The box in the upper right-hand corner of this post will provide you with a comprehensive list of blog posts that give different strategies for developing your skills in this area.
Stay tuned to the blog next week also. On Monday morning we'll have the next post in our Rethink, Rewrite, Revise series. Hope to see you then!
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