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Revision

An Introduction
“Your rule might be this: If
a sentence, no matter how

Revision:
excellent, does not
illuminate your subject in
N. The action or an act of looking over or some new and useful way,
surveying something again. scratch it out." —Kurt
V. To form an image of again or afresh, Vonnegut, How to Use the
esp. in one's memory; to envision again Power of the Printed Word
(Oxford English Dictionary)
Jean Auguste Dominique
Ingres (French,
Revision in Art 1780-1867), Study for the
Portrait of Comtesse
d'Haussonville
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What does this look like in writing?
Revision in Art What do you notice about each
sentence?

What makes one better than the


other?
How does the artist revise his
work?

What do you notice about each


drawing?
Reasons for Revision
Things to ask when revising:
- To make your purpose more
clear for your reader. - What is my goal for this
writing?
- To make sure your paper - What do I want my audience to
think about my topic?
says what you want it to say.
- Does my paper clearly say
what I am trying to express?
- To “illuminate your
subject.”
Revising “Revision”: What does it really mean?

N. The action or an act of looking over or


surveying something again.

V. To form an image of again or afresh,


esp. in one's memory; to envisage again.

(Oxford English Dictionary)


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https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/
2013/01/my-pencils-outlast-their-erasers-great-writ
ers-on-the-art-of-revision/267011

Works Cited
Golden, Catherine. “Composition: Writing and the
Visual Arts.” Journal of Aesthetic Education 20,
no. 3 (1986): 59. doi:10.2307/3332434. Accessed 25
September 2017.

Oxford English Dictionary

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