Revising

Revising is essential to the thesis/dissertation writing process. Often, you will discover new ideas as you write, or your ideas will change as you research your topic and receive feedback on your work. You may find that the structure of your dissertation changes as you are writing it; don’t let this surprise you. The following link will take you to sources on effectively revising your work:

The Editing and Rewriting Process - The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University provides a series of questions you can ask yourself when you are in the process of revising any document, and provides additional links for advice concerning specific problems you might encounter.

The Polishing Phase (coming soon!) - These suggestions were prepared for the CGU Writing Center book review workshop, but are relevant for all types of writing. They are based on ideas presented in Wendy Belcher’s “Publishing the Academic Article” course offered through UCLA extension.

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