Now that we have reviewed the previous sections, and we have already learned how to prepare an essay, it is essential, before delivering our work or ending it, to review it. For the following, we will give a couple of recommendations.
How to review an essay?
In the first place, one way to review the essay is, at the end, to read it again in its entirety, from the beginning to the end. It is recommended that when reading it we mark or, if it is possible, we correct passages that seem strange to us or prayers that suddenly seem not to reach any point. In this sense, we must remember that every sentence must have subject and predicate, and also that linear, progressive argumentation gives us the clarity of the writing. After having marked the areas that seem strange to us, they should be analyzed and corrected in a convenient way.
Once the first correction is made, it will be read aloud to our writing. Many times it happens that, without realizing it, we write words that we have never said in real life, because we know them but we have never used them with our peers. In the same way, it happens that when writing a text sometimes the ideas are reflected in the words, but the order is not appropriate for the language and the sentences are affected when read. When we read aloud, we will realize that there will be forms of our discourse that we may have never used in everyday life, but, based on the structures of the language that we already have well-established in our head (our daily speech), we can find out if these are correct or not.
Another recommendation is that we give our writing to someone else to read it out loud. Let’s find a person who reads in an acceptable and fluent way, if possible, and pay attention to the places where you have trouble moving forward. The person who does not know the text will follow the textual marks, the periods, the commas, and will try to spin the meaning of the sentence from them. Unlike our reading aloud, the reading of a person who still does not know the text will expose errors of syntax and meaning that we ignore. This is because we read the sentence as we think we write it and it sounds; however, sometimes we give pauses that are not in the text or omit others that are indicated by a comma, or by ellipsis, since familiarity with the text allows us to navigate it in a high percentage from memory.
How to make an essay: the visual part.
Another way to seek to correct the texts and that, although it sounds a bit illogical, works, it is from the extensions that the paragraphs occupy along the textual stain. The textual spot is the rectangle inside the printed page or screen on which the characters, the letters, are printed. An essay, article, work, should, for the equity of the parties and the main arguments that comprise it, present similar paragraph sizes. These can be broad, moderate, or short, depending on the type of writing and the scrutiny of our mind on the subjects. But what should be avoided is that, for example, one paragraph has ten lines, the next two, the next seven, and the next twenty. To clarify this point a little more, we will exemplify:
Suppose we write about the frogs singing after the rain falls. For the following, we need to catalog the songs, the size of the frogs, the season of the year, the tessitura of the song depending on the temperature, and the torrential rain, among other things. In the first paragraph, we make our introduction (we already have the notion of how to make an essay) and in it we take eight lines. In the second paragraph we talk about frogs and their physiology that allows them to emit those sounds: we cover ten lines. And, in the third paragraph, it turns out that the subject does not please us as much, or it gave us lazy to get into the main idea in the same way as in the previous paragraphs, and we talked about the influence of temperature on the body of frogs only two lines.
This type of recommendations may not be given to you by anybody, and you may not find them in books either, since they are more typical of the guild of style editors, editors, editors and people related to the field of publishing houses and the correction and judgment of texts.
Learning how to make an essay also depends, from a certain point, on the vision of the printed text, without reading the contents. A text that presents a sober textual distribution, will reflect, from the first moment, the well-articulated essay of the mind of the one who elaborated it.