Rewriting is going through ones paper once again after having felt that one has satisfied what is required to be written. The crosschecking of the paper is done so as to alleviate the grammatical errors that might have been committed during the writing. Some students will use the word processors which is better for them. When typing there are spellcheckers which alert one on some errors committed through beeps or different colorations on the miss spelt word or the sentences which are grammatically wrong. Rewriting is the best way of ensuring ones literal work is free from grammatical errors and has the intended meaning.
There are two main types of rewriting which involves two levels which are sentence and structural levels. Many students and writers will mainly handle their work at sentence levels. They will read over again their work deleting unnecessary words and interchanging words in order to give the intended meaning. This is mainly done when the writer or the student is not conversant with fixing the structure of his work which causes a lot of time wastage during consultations. Structural rewrites involve changing the genre of the writing to give the intended meaning. It includes changing main attributes in the story. One may decide to change how events are following each other as one may think they are not being orderly. Also one may opt to change how characters relate in the context. The setting may also be rewritten depending on the flow of the literal work. The point of view may also be rewritten and finally the tenses.
The best way a writer can recheck his work is through the word processor. Although all spellcheckers do not function effectively some word processors are better than others. There are many of few letter words which many writers find hard time in analyzing their correct meaning and usage. In a word processor the words can be reviewed in a section called “Notorious Confusable.”In this section it is possible to look for words which the writer find contradicting and get their real meaning and usage. Special attention should be paid to the words are most times duplicated without knowing due to brain falling into idleness during typing. Grammar should also be checked by the word processor using the grammar checkers. Some grammar checkers will point out common mistakes and also give grammatical suggestions which deem fit in the particular context. Unfortunately some grammar checkers will point out on some words and sentences which are not necessarily incorrect but are just long. Such highlighting should be ignored but care should be taken in ignoring as a writer may decide to ignore a grammatical error. Even in the absence of grammar checker it’s vital for a writer to be able to evaluate and eliminate such errors in an orderly manner. Growing as a writer needs skill as one grows from assignments. Assignments should be considered important and no script should be ignored as they build a strong foundation on ones vocabulary. A simple search should be done on apostrophes going through ensuring that the different possessive forms are in their correct form. Going through the writing looking for punctuations and verb constructions as such little may completely alter the real meaning of the context.
The rewriting done on the writing before printing depends on how much clean the work will be. After thorough checking of the paper a soft copy should be printed out for proof checking. The copy should be passed on to colleagues for confirmation. This will help in pointing errors that one may have ignored during rewriting. After that the paper will be clean and ready for submission or whatever purpose it is meant.