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As you revise your essay, what important components should you look for?
Study your introduction. Often, the introduction is the first thing you write; and, as most writers know, an essay doesn't always turn out the way you first imagined it would. [ [ New ideas, new evidence and even a new argument can surface as you put an essay together, which means your introduction might not "fit" the essay once you've drafted it. When you revise, take a hard look at specific
parts of the introduction, like the opening sentence and your thesis statement, and ask yourself these questions: Does my opening sentence catch the reader's attention? Does the introduction accurately present what follows in the essay? Is my thesis statement clear, direct and accurate? Consider your conclusion. Your conclusion provides the final thought that readers will take away from your essay, so you want it to be effective. Sometimes, essay-writing fatigue can set in by the time you get around to the conclusion, creating a slap-dash, tacked-on effect that undermines the quality of your essay. When you revise your conclusion, ask yourself these questions: Is the transition into my conclusion smooth and logical? Does my conclusion just repeat the main points of my essay--a boring prospect--or does it tie those points together to convey a larger idea? Look at your paragraph topic sentences. Every paragraph in your essay should begin with a clear topic sentence that communicates to your readers what that paragraph will be about. A topic sentence may continue or refute an argument from a previous paragraph by saying "Furthermore, history suggests that..." or "On the other hand, critics argue that..." Or, a topic sentence may launch a new angle of your argument or present a brand-new idea: "Women travelers in the eighteenth century were known for..." When you revise, look at every topic sentence and ask yourself these questions: Does the topic sentence accurately introduce the paragraph that follows? Have I overused transition words like "however" or "furthermore"? This can create a repetitious effect. ]
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As you revise your essay, the important components that should you look for is the introduction.
Study your introduction. Often the introduction is the first thing you write, and, as most writers know, an essay doesn't always turn out the way you first imagined it would. New ideas, new evidence and even a new argument can surface as you put an essay together, which means your introduction might not "fit" the essay once you've drafted it. When you revise, take a hard look at specific parts of the introduction, such as the opening sentence and your thesis statement, and ask yourself: Does my opening sentence catch the reader's attention? Does the introduction accurately present what follows in the essay? Is my thesis statement clear, direct and accurate?

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