You think your paper is perfect and clear? Well it isn’t. Nobody does anything right the first time, that is why when writing we have revising. Revising your paper is like a second chance. It allows you to correct your mistakes and really make sure your paper makes sense. You want your reader to understand your argument and the topic you are discussing. I mean when you are reading do you want to be confused? NOPE, so don’t make your paper confusing to your reader. Be smart and do it right. Going back through is going to help make your paper appear more credible and help you look credible. You will be able to fix silly mistakes and of course, make sure you make sense.

It is important when going back and revising your paper that you look over your arguments. You want to make sure you state both sides of what you are arguing. The trouble many people have in writing is adding the counter-argument to their argument. The counter-argument is like being nice to a bully. Nobody wants to be nice, but sometimes you have too. Nobody wants to give credit to the person who opposes their view, but you have too, because in the end it benefits you. Adding the counter argument in your paper automatically gives your paper more credibility. It shows your reader that you understand your stance isn’t the only stance on the topic, that there are other sides.

Next, you want to make sure your argument is clear. It is important to make sure the reader understands the argument you are stating. Sometimes when we are writing we can get carried away in arguing our points and start rambling. Once again this is why we have revising. Revising will allow you to go back and check for rambling and check to make sure your argument makes sense. Your argument should be clear to the reader. If you are talking about one point, don’t talk about another. In your thesis statement you choose about 2-3 points to talk about in your writing. DO NOT talk about different points while arguing one. In order to keep your argument clear you want to stick to the points that you choose. Adding to many will confuse the reader, which we have already said we don’t want to do.

Lastly remember when to remain objective and subjective. When you are going back through your paper you want to check through and make sure that you are being subjective when you need to and objective when allowed. Subjective is putting your opinion into the paper and objective is not. The first paragraph should always remain objective until your thesis. Also the conclusion should always remain objective. The conclusion is when you are tying everything together. We don’t want to hear any more of your opinions or arguments. The right time to be subjective in your paper is when you are stating your argument in your paper. This is when you can add your opinion. This is when the reader wants to know what your thinking and how you feel. Knowing when to be subjective and objective helps your writing become more credible. It is worth going back and revising to make sure.