Robyn Najar's tips for rewriting

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    • Don’t be afraid to cut and paste. If you are not working on a computer, then a pair of scissors and sticky tape will work fine.
    • Read your draft version aloud. This is an effective way to detect grammatical errors and unclear thinking.
    • Tidy up your writing by eliminating or tightening your words.
    • Avoid lengthy quotations, as these may convey the message that you don’t know enough about the topic to write about it yourself. On the other hand, brief quotations can add force to your writing.
    • Allow time for your paper to get cold. This allows you to return to it with a fresh and more objective perspective.
    • Keep it simple. Do your best to avoid jargon, big words and long sentences.
    • Double-check the paper for accuracy. Be sure you have documented your sources correctly.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Archaeologist's Field Handbook
    PublisherAllen and Unwin
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)9781865088624, 1865088625
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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