Complete this exercise without looking over your notes or sources.
Base your writing on the overall impressions and concepts you have absorbed while conducting research.
A post draft outline can help you quickly see where you went with your essay and can help you more easily see if you need to make broad changes to content or to organizations.
For more information on creating a post draft outline, you can view the video below.
At this point in your project, you are preparing to move from the research phase to the writing phase.
You have gathered much of the information you will use, and soon you will be ready to begin writing your draft.They ask themselves questions such as the following: In this section, you will reflect on your research and review the information you have gathered.You will determine what you now think about your topic.First and foremost, during the revision process, you should seek outside feedback.It’s especially helpful if you can find someone to review your work who disagrees with your perspective.If additional, related questions come to mind, jot them down.At this point in the research process, you have gathered information from a wide variety of sources.It’s important to take advantage of any peer review you receive on your essay.Even if you don’t take all of the advice you receive in a peer review, having advice to consider is going to help you as a writer.For an example of the revision process, check out this first video on revising from the Research area of the Excelsior OWL.A post draft outline can also help you during the revision process.