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Durham University

Department of Anthropology: Writing Across Boundaries

Drafting and Plotting

Revising and Editing

Writing is a process of revision and change, and it is very rare for the first effort to be what is kept. This should not discourage you, rather help you realise that most of your work will go through several incarnations before you are satisfied that it says what you want it to. The University of Queensland offers some useful comments on the parallel processes of revision and editing, along with practical suggestions for getting more out of your work.