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When is an essay finished? Scholastic Art & Writing Award-winner Natalie Wright says, "There are always things to make better." But what are those things? You can find several online revision tools from sources like dictionary.com, a roundup of resources for wordsmiths. But here are some specific tips to help you improve your essay.

Ideas and Techniques

Handling Feedback from Others
You can let it hurt or help you -- this checklist shows you how to tell the difference.

Re-visioning Your Essay
Keep these questions in mind as you look for ways to improve your draft.

12 Point Revision
Follow this exercise and add twelve new points to your essay.

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“I revise as much as possible because a paper can only get better.”
—Brian White
Read Brian's award winning essay, "The Answer to Stress."