This is the list of steps necessary to revise your paper that I built up when doing an independent study during my masters work.
So, when revising, read for:
1. Relevance and redundancy
2. Amount of quotes vs. use of your own words
3. Sentence structure and passive voice
4. Format, citations
The numbered steps mean I’m suggesting rereading four times. Yup. At least.
Insert spell/grammar check in whatever software you are using before these steps, maybe after, maybe both.
Now I’ll erase this list from the white board and clean up the white board!