Revision of Draft Manuscript
- Overall structure. Does manuscript achieve intended objective?
- explain clearly and concisely a piece of science;
- is it aimed at the intended audience?
- Excess or missing material.
- What could be omitted without affecting the argument?
- What have you assumed, but not explained, that a reader
must know for the argument to be convincing?
- Abstract: Is it clear and specific with all the main points?
- Does it promise claims not developed in the text?
- Are the conclusions consistent with the abstract?
- Topic sentences.
- Does every paragraph have a topic sentence?
- Do topic sentences, read alone, reveal paper's essence?
- Is topic sentence the first sentence or, at least, located
at the end of the issue section of the paragraph?
- Have you introduced a topic and then failed to develop it?
- Or developed it using terms
so varied that a reader cannot connect them with announced topic?
- Did you fail to anticipate in the issue important themes
that you in fact develop in the discussion?
- Do you develop an argument in discussion which was not
mentioned in the issue, especially in the topic sentence?
- Individual sentences.
- Are the subjects' characters doing the action of the verbs?
- Are subjects consistent or do they jump around in para?
- Do sentences display complex material clearly and concisely?
- Have you put emphasis at the sentence's end by
- trimming the end;
- moving less important materials to the left;
- moving important materials to the right?