STAR

The STAR method of revision merely is an acronym intended to help students remember the four basic ways one can revise:

S ubstitue overused words
weak verbs with strong verbs
weak adjectives with strong adjectives
common nouns with proper nouns
“dead” words
T ake out unnecessary repetitions
unimportant or irrelevant information
parts that might belong in another place
A dd detail
descriptions
new information
figurative language
development
clarification of meanings
expanded ideas
R earrange the sequence to produce a desired effect
the order for a more logical
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