“…the first task of revision is vision. The writer must stand back from the work the way any craftsman does to see what has been done.”
– Donald Murray
While the first draft serves as the end product of research and planning, it is also the raw material from which a final iteration will be shaped. The revision process includes careful review and analysis of the message, and addresses questions, such as: have I supported all important points? have I answered my readers’ most likely questions? have I structured the message in a logical and effective order? how can I improve what I have so far?