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Unity — Revising the First Draft

 
 

Revision 1
Do all the sentences relate clearly to the topic sentence?

Good concentration is necessary to make studying effective and efficient. You should find a good place to study. A good place to study is important so that you will not be disturbed or distracted. First, you need to prepare the space for work by removing anything that will distract you. There are many ways to get rid of distracting things. Keeping things in an organized filing cabinet is a good way to store items and keep your desk clear at the same time. Get all your books and papers together. Give yourself a small task that you can complete in a short time. When you have finished that task, take a short rewarding break. After you have taken a short rewarding break, return to your study place and do a slightly longer task. You need to practise success and build concentration gradually. If you only take a break when your concentration is broken, you are rewarding poor concentration. Thoughts about other things that are not related to your studying are bad. You should write those thoughts in a special notebook. You can return to them after your study time. Sometimes a steady, pleasant sound will cover up a number of other noises. If you have to study in a noisy area, play some quiet music. Research has shown that these strategies will improve your ability to work, but it takes practice.

Revision 2
Is there any unnecessary repetition?

Good concentration is necessary to make studying effective and efficient. You should find a good place to study. A good place to study is important so that you will not be disturbed or distracted. First, you need to prepare the space for work by removing anything that will distract you. There are many ways to get rid of distracting things. Keeping things in an organized filing cabinet is a good way to store items and keep your desk clear at the same time. Get all your books and papers together. Give yourself a small task that you can complete in a short time. When you have finished that task, take a short rewarding break. After you have taken a short rewarding break, return to your study place and do a slightly longer task. You need to practise success and build concentration gradually. If you only take a break when your concentration is broken, you are rewarding poor concentration. Thoughts about other things that are not related to your studying are bad. You should write those thoughts in a special notebook. You can return to them after your study time. Sometimes a steady, pleasant sound will cover up a number of other noises. If you have to study in a noisy area, play some quiet music. Research has shown that these strategies will improve your ability to work, but it takes practice.

Revision 3
Is each sentence in the correct order in relation to the other sentences?

Good concentration is necessary to make studying effective and efficient. You should find a good place to study. A good place to study is important so that you will not be disturbed or distracted. First, you need to prepare the space for work by removing anything that will distract you. There are many ways to get rid of distracting things. Keeping things in an organized filing cabinet is a good way to store items and keep your desk clear at the same time. Get all your books and papers together. Give yourself a small task that you can complete in a short time. When you have finished that task, take a short rewarding break. After you have taken a short rewarding break, return to your study place and do a slightly longer task. You need to practise success and build concentration gradually. If you only take a break when your concentration is broken, you are rewarding poor concentration. Thoughts about other things that are not related to your studying are bad. You should write those thoughts in a special notebook. You can return to them after your study time. Sometimes a steady, pleasant sound will cover up a number of other noises. If you have to study in a noisy area, play some quiet music. Research has shown that this method will improve your ability to work, but it takes practice.

Revision 4
Does each sentence flow smoothly and naturally to the next?

Good concentration is necessary to make studying effective and efficient. You should find a good place to study. A good place to study is important so that you will not be disturbed or distracted. First, you need to prepare the space for work by removing anything that will distract you. There are many ways to get rid of distracting things. Keeping things in an organized filing cabinet is a good way to store items and keep your desk clear at the same time. Get all your books and papers together. Give yourself a small task that you can complete in a short time. When you have finished that task, take a short rewarding break. After you have taken a short rewarding break, return to your study place and do a slightly longer task. You need to practise success and build concentration gradually. If you only take a break when your concentration is broken, you are rewarding poor concentration. Thoughts about other things that are not related to your studying are bad. You should write those thoughts in a special notebook. You can return to them after your study time. If you have to study in a noisy area, play some quiet music. Sometimes a steady, pleasant sound will cover up a number of other noises. Research has shown that these strategies will improve your ability to work, but it takes practice.