Look critically at your draft, get response—and revise
Go through your draft carefully, looking critically at the position you stake out, the reasons and evidence you provide in support of it, and the way you present them to your audience. For this argument revision, play the “doubting game” with yourself by asking “What’s the source?” and “Who says?” and “So what?” and “Can this part of the argument be done better?” at every point. Being tough on yourself now will pay off by showing you where you need to shore up your arguments. As you work through your draft, make notes on what you plan to do in your revision. Next ask some classmates or friends to read and respond to your draft. Here are some questions that can help you or others read over a draft of writing that takes a position: