Revision Exhibit

The revision process in writing is the most important part of creating a good paper. When I revise an essay I start with all the grammatical errors. I use many different methods to ensure that my essay is free of grammatical errors. After I go through and fix any grammatical errors I move to structural and organizational discrepancies. Following dissecting all areas of my work, I look to see what would flow and look the best in my essay in order to make sure the reader can start, finish, and share the piece when they are finished reading it. That is the premise for what all authors goals are when writing a piece. Below will be samples of each of my essays where I did the majority of my revisions. Highlighted in BOLD will be the errors before and the revisions afterwards.

The Dependence of Depends, Noah Smith. ESSAY #1

Perspective can do many other things throughout text rather than catch a reader’s attention. One very important type of perspective Is, Character Perspective. Character Perspective is an author’s way of giving characters in a story a certain perspective. The effective thing about character perspective is that with multiple characters in a story, as the authors changes point of view in a story the vision on a similar topic can change. For example in, Two Men Arrive in a Village, the story is told from the perspective of someone who knows the story about the two men. If the perspective was to change and the story was told from the perspective of the two men, then this would open up a completely new look into the story. It could lead us to a realization about the two men that was never revealed before. Whenever character perspective is used, it allows a diverse view of a story that otherwise would be told in one view from one person. Character perspective can completely change the view and scenario of a story and allows a new experience to the reader.

Perspective can do many other things throughout text rather than catch a reader’s attention. One important type of perspective is character perspective. Character perspective is an author’s way of giving characters in a story a certain perspective. The effective thing about character perspective is that with many characters in a story, as the authors changes point of view in a story the vision on a similar topic can change. For example, Two Men Arrive in a Village, is told from the perspective of someone who knows the story about the two men. If the perspective changed and the story was told from the perspective of the two men, then this would open up a completely different look into the story. It could lead us to a realization about the two men that was never revealed before. When character perspective is used it offers a diverse view of a story that otherwise would be told in one view from one person. Character perspective can completely change the view and scenario of a story and offer a new experience to the reader.


The Meaning for Bryant, Noah Smith. ESSAY #2

This essay had many revisions. Aside from common grammatical errors, I actually re-wrote this essay in many ways. Initially I wrote the essay on Kobe Bryant’s journey to his last career game. I essentially started off with an essay that was much like a Kobe Bryant biography. After having my essay evaluated I could see that my focus was much too broad. I needed dig deeper into Kobe Bryant and find something that is untouched by people. I needed to narrow down my focus to something unique and significant that most people don’t notice. After challenging research, I finally came across something marvelous. I decided to look into the legacy of Kobe Bryant, particularly Kobe’s last name. I took the meaning of his last name (strength, nobility, loyalty) and tied it into how Kobe has performed in many situations in his life, especially the situations where Kobe had to overcome adversity to achieve a goal. Instead of focusing on Kobe’s career, I focused on particular points in his life where he had to use these traits of his family name to overcome adversity and how possessing those traits made him the iconic figure he is today.


How Nothing Shapes Everything, Noah Smith. ESSAY #3

A lot of my revising on this third and final essay was the formatting and organization on Medium.com. A lot goes into making an essay readable on the web. You need to make sure formatting and organization makes the essay read smoothly. Along with that, the visuals mean a lot when writing a piece on the internet. You need to make sure everything is visually appealing to your reader so that they will, again, start, finish and share the piece. Other than Medium adjustments, all the revisions that I made were towards minor grammatical errors like spelling or comma splices. I made a few changes to some sentences and corrected some parallel structure issues. The revision process was much different with this essay than it typically is with other essays. I enjoy using the medium format because it produces a more readable appearance for a piece.

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