Choose one of the following options:
1. Take a minute and read over your draft. Once you’ve reacquainted yourself with your essay, pick one page of it that you see as being particularly important and rewrite it either in a radically different voice/style/genre or with a radically different purpose/perspective. What types of changes did you make? Why? What is the impact of these change on your essay as a whole?
2. Thinking about your essay as a whole, try designing an image that would encapsulate what your essay is all about. A la Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, you probably want to think metaphorically rather than literally. So, what image would symbolically get at the essence of your essay? How would you then describe the decisions that you made in constructing this image?
3. Revise your research-based essay as a newspaper op-ed of no more than 600 words. Given these length constraints plus your rhetorical purpose and your audience, what would be most important for you to keep from your original essay? What would you cut? How might your rhetorical and stylistic choices change for this new form and audience?