Revising by chopping up

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Chops by Megg, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Your first draft is just that – a first draft. Everyone always has to revise it so don’t be surprised that you will need to as well. Revisions often need to be whole scale structural rearrangement. In this post Pat Thomson talks about a method for doing this by physically cutting your work up with scissors. You can also do similar things electronically using the navigation pane as I have explained before in my post on Rearranging sections of work in Word.

http://patthomson.net/2016/07/11/sift-and-sort-a-revision-strategy-for-a-problem-paper/

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  1. […] It is such a lot of work to get to a first draft stage that it often seems impossible to contemplate revising your work. But this phase of writing can also be very satisfying. You can find some help for spotting problems you need to fix in this post, and another post shows you a technique for revising by chopping up your work into sections. […]

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  2. […] It is such a lot of work to get to a first draft stage that it often seems impossible to contemplate revising your work. But this phase of writing can also be very satisfying. You can find some help for spotting problems you need to fix in this post, and another post shows you a technique for revising by chopping up your work into sections. […]

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