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Chapter 11. Personal Best: Revising and ... > All Dressed Up and Ready to Go: Revi... - Pg. 123

Personal Best: Revising and Editing 123 "I see thousands of stars." "And what does that mean to you?" Holmes asked. "Of all the planets in the universe, we are truly fortunate to be here on Earth. We are small in God's eyes, but we should struggle every day to be worthy of our blessings. In a meteorological sense, it means we'll have a sunny day tomorrow. What does it mean to you, Holmes?" "To me, it means someone has stolen our tent." All Dressed Up and Ready to Go: Revise by Elaborating Word Watch Elaboration is adding details to support your main idea. As you learned in Chapter 10, effective writing uses relevant support to bring your topic to life, prove your point, and engage your readers. This "support" can be details, facts, definitions, examples, statistics, and quotations. Adding them to a draft is called elaboration.