Due: Friday, October 31 by 5:00
Make revisions to your paper on Pritchett's introduction to "The Golovlyov Family." Follow the same instructions you followed for the original paper, that is, stay focussed on the assigned topic and do not expand your paper beyond the page limit.
Don't assume that you must make large changes to your paper. The point is to study your work to determine whether and how you might improve the coherence and appeal of your presentation.
Please also supply a brief description of the changes you have made to your paper. A few sentences will suffice. It will be helpful for me to know your reasoning, especially if you chose to make few or small changes.
You will find very helpful suggestions about how to make these decisions at the sites listed on the Writing Center's webpage:
The first two sites, especially, provide clear and succinct advice. I would recommend you start by printing out a hard copy of your paper and trying to read it as though someone else had written it. Are your points clear? Are there too many of them? Do you simply list them one after another, or have you attempted to prioritize them and relate them to one another? One way to track how your paper flows is to write an outline of it after the fact. Seeing the paper's skeleton may help you decide whether and how to add or delete certain points, or to reorder them. Don't be afraid to toss out some of your writing, if necessary; you can always write more!
Note: Hand in your original paper (as commented on by me) and your revised paper together at my office (Webster 209).