Monday, December 7, 2015

Being Critical of Your Own Writing

It's difficult to be critical of your own writing.  

Mustering the energy to write in the first place is difficult.  Then, after you have pounded out what seems to be an awesome essay, you have to go back to the beginning and start again, as if you are writing it for the first time.

But, if you want to present your best written work, you have to be very critical of it. No word, phrase, sentence or paragraph is safe from the threat of revision.  Don't be afraid of re-thinking everything that sounded fine the first time around.

You might ask: How should I be critical?  What should I look for?  Should I literally consider rewriting every word?

Document Grader answers these questions to a great extent by highlighting portions of your writing that are worth reconsidering.  The service was designed to find potential proofreading issues so that you, the writer, can quickly focus on problem areas in your writing.  Ideally, you should also take into account the surrounding sentences and paragraph, making changes as needs to improve your writing beyond what DocGrader finds for you.

Practice is vital if you want to improve as a writer.  As you invest time and energy into your essay, you are also investing in yourself as a writer.  Consider the suggestions/examples Document Grader gives you and you will learn to recognize bad versus good writing patterns.  The more you rethink your writing according to these examples, the more effective your editorial instincts will become.  

Try out Document Grader today!

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