Before you return to the computer to fix up your text, it might be helpful to run through a checklist of things to look out for in the rewriting process based on your own experience, you probably know best where your essay is apt to be weak concentrate on those points, but don't leave anything out. During the revising process, put your writing aside at least twice—once during the first part of the process, when you are reorganizing your work, and once during the second part, when you are polishing and paying attention to details.
—william zinsser what this handout is about this handout will motivate you to revise your drafts and give you revising drafts the writing center. This ten point checklist should serve as a helpful guide when it comes time to revise your writing. Revision checklist: a basic place to start this slide show presentation offers a basic checklist (a great place to start) for revision though other lists may be more detailed, this provides a simple, concise list for taking a second look at your writing.
2 proofread for mechanical errors using the essential proofreading checklist 3 put your essay aside for a few hours or days before starting the final revision process 4 when you are ready, print out your text and work at a desk with a dictionary and grammar guide [step 1] the big picture: looking at the essay as a whole 1. This checklist can serve as a guide when editing paragraphs and essays after revising an essay we still need to edit our work this checklist can serve as a guide when editing paragraphs and essays. Revision checklist for essays many students tell us that they don't know what to check for once they have finished their essay they usually know to check for grammar, punctuation, and spelling, but other details are often seen as less important because of the high emphasis placed on these problems in their early education.
How to revise an essay revision checklist for an essay many writers and students lack knowledge on what exactly to look out for when revising their essay.