Research Essay – Revision and Editing Checklist

Remember: Corrections are Editing, Changes are Revising


  • Check to make sure that each sentence and proper noun starts with a Capital letter.
  • Check punctuation (are periods, commas, question marks, quotations, etc. where they need to be?)
  • Check spelling (Is everything spelled correctly? If you aren’t sure, where can you go to find out?)


  • Take out any words that don’t directly relate or enhance the piece of writing.
  • Try and substitute better word choices.
  • Change the sentence structure if it isn’t flowing correctly.