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Polishing your writing is about finding an effective way to check your work so that you can find mistakes and correct them. It is also about much more than this. Polishing will include editing your work so as to make it as impressive as it can be, but also ensuring that it has the greatest possible impact on your reader. This part is therefore concerned with all of the polishing techniques you can employ once you have finished the writing stage, techniques which will be useful to you in a dissertation or report and continue to add impact and style to your writing in the long term.[Page 166]