When writing a paper, getting your thoughts collected, organized and onto paper is the first major hurdle. This alone is enough to send some students into a panic as they feel the pressure is on to churn out a final draft on their first try. The truth is that the first draft of your paper should be little more than an extended stream of consciousness on which you can build, tweak and finally produce your masterpiece. Revising your paper doesn't have to be difficult, though. Here's we'll give you a 5 step road map to revising that rough draft into the literary masterpiece you know it can be.
Many students have trouble understanding exactly what a thesis statement is, how to write one and what to do with it once it's written. Although a thesis is introduced at the beginning of a paper, that doesn't mean it's always the first piece of the paper you write. In fact, many thesis statements go through several revisions while the paper is being written. Although tweaking is normal, the essence of your statement should remain the same throughout numerous revisions.