There exist different approaches to revising an essay but all these approaches work towards three main goals: improving the content of the writing so that it is relevant to the problem of study and in line with thesis statement, organization of the ideas so that they logically transcend between paragraphs and ideas and ensuring that the content lies within the required standards and style in terms of sentence variables, effectiveness and word correctness. The two common approaches to revising an essay include: the essay “bigger picture” revision approach and paragraph approach. The essay approach examines the essay on the bigger picture, paying special attention to the general coherence and conciseness of the writing in relation to the thesis statement, on the other hand a paragraph approach examines finer inter-textual issues in the writing and the sentence-grammar agreement in the broader picture. Above all both approaches are similar in ensuring content relevance, organization and style match. Revising one’s work can be a difficult task at times as one tends to be guided more by internal convictions and prejudice regarding the style used, content organization and even the general layout of the paper. However, the best way in revising your work is to assume a different view of the whole paper. Take a rest and read the paper is if it were not your own composition. In this case three main techniques can be employed to guarantee quality of the paper: agreeing with the ideas, disagreeing
or taking a combination of both.