Question 1: What is the point that Vasallo is trying to make about the tasks of revising vs. editing? What does his article suggest may be a solution for this? Be sure to refer specifically to Vasallo's article in your answer.
Vasallo is suggesting that Revising goes beyond just correcting mechanical errors in your writing. Revising involves making improvements in your work by rearranging and reorganizing ideas, rewriting sentences, deleting extraneous material, and creating new material. This is a great tip that I will consider because I usually just edit and never consider revising or rearranging my ideas within the article.
Question 4: Vasallo recommends "[trying] to leave an appreciable length of time between the planning and drafting steps and the quality-control step. Returning to the document after a hiatus erodes the writer's emotional connection to the message and brings a critical pair of eyes to the content." Think of your own experiences. Do you agree that you look at your writing more critically when you have taken a break from it? How much time needs to elapse?
Vasallo suggest the writer to pace yourself and allow yourself some time between writing and proofing. This is productive because it helps you get some distance from what you have written. The goal is to return with a fresh eye and mind. He also suggest that you allow yourself some time since most errors are made and overlooked by speeding through writing and proofreading, taking the time to carefully look over your writing will help you to catch errors you might otherwise miss. I always read through my writing slowly. If I read at a normal speed, It won't give my eyes sufficient time to spot errors. Lastly he suggest that you print out the essay and proof it in that form because on paper one is more likely to spot errors. I find that taking a breather between writing is very beneficial it allows for my thoughts process to refresh itself. Usually all I need is 2-3 hours to regroup...