Because a first draft is just that—a first draft— there is a close relationship between writing it and revising what you write. If you have received feedback from others about this draft, the first thing you will want to do before revising is to evaluate these comments. Be skeptical of evaluators who say that your writing is perfect; but, at the same time, beware of evaluators who seem overly critical in unproductive ways. Not all comments will be equally valuable or relevant. You should plan to implement only those that will improve your writing, paying special attention to any comments you might have received from your instructor.

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