When you read your first draft, you will probably make your most extensive revisions. Here are a few suggestions that can help you in reviewing your first draft. If possible, leave some time between writing the first draft and reviewing it. Your objectivity will improve. Try reading your paper aloud to yourself; sometimes your ear catches problems your eye misses. Ask someone to read your draft and offer suggestions. Choose a reader you can trust to be honest and fair. And remember: You are looking for an objective opinion, not simply reassurance. Judge your reader's suggestions carefully, and decide for yourself their value, and whether or not to act on them. Remember that nothing is unchangeable. Until preparation of your final draft, you can change your thesis, your organization, your emphasis, your tone, and so on. A review of your first draft should not be limited to minor mechanical errors. Use a revision checklist to make sure you've reviewed your draft thoroughly.