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Rewriting is the Art of Putting Ideas into Words

No one, including professional writers, can write a perfect first draft. Instead, mostly we need to rewrite some sentences or paragraphs to convey our ideas efficiently. Apart from this, there are multiple other reasons as well why we need to rewrite, like to improve content quality, uniqueness, etc.

Rewriting is a process of revamping an existing piece of text in a different yet efficient manner. In simple words, in rewriting, we explain an existing piece of text in a completely new and improved way without changing its original meaning or purpose. Due to this reason, it is considered an Art of putting ideas into new words.

In this article, we are going to explore every essential detail about rewriting. So, it will be quite worth reading this blog post.

Rewriting is the Art of Putting Ideas into Words

Different Rewriting Techniques

There are three techniques used to rewrite an existing piece of information efficiently.


This technique refers to replacing words or phrases with their more appropriate synonyms. However, make sure the synonyms deliver the same meaning as the original text.

Let us explain how you can make use of this technique to rewrite something efficiently.

Original sentence: “Do one new thing each day.”

Now, we are going to rewrite this sentence by applying the synonymizing technique.

Rewritten version: “Perform a novel task every day.”

In the second sentence, we have replaced every word with its relevant synonym without damaging the original meaning.

Alteration In Sentence Structure:

This rewriting technique refers to changing the tone of the sentence (active to passive or vice versa) or rearrangement of words and phrases in a sentence.

Let’s understand this one with a proper example as well.

Original sentence: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”

Now, let’s rewrite this sentence by rearranging words.

Rewritten version: “Everyone else is already taken, so be yourself.”

As you can see in the second version, we have brought the second part of the original sentence at the start, and the first part at the end.

Breaking Or Joining Sentences:

As the name says, this rewriting involves breaking or joining long and short sentences. This will make the rewritten text easier to understand for the readers. For a better understanding of this, check out the example below:

The example is for joining sentences.

Original sentence: “The best things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”

Rewritten version: “The best things in the world cannot be seen or even touched rather must be felt with the heart”

So, these are some of the rewriting techniques that can be used to rewrite a piece of text. It is recommended to make use of all these techniques to get the most out of the rewriting process.

How to Master the Art of Rewriting (Put Ideas into Words)

You have now understood different rewriting techniques, it’s time to get familiar with how you can master the art of rewriting.

Below, we have discussed different things or steps that you need to take care of for efficient rewriting.

Understand The Original Text Efficiently To Get Ideas

You should first efficiently understand the original text (that you are planning to rewrite) efficiently. This will involve getting familiar with the main idea or purpose behind the text.

For this, you will need to read the original text multiple times. Doing this definitely increases your understanding and eliminates the chances of rewriting an inaccurate piece of text.

Identify Any Kinds Of Flaws In The Content (Areas Of Improvement)

Apart from getting a detailed understanding, you also need to identify areas of improvement in the original text. You need to identify sentences or paragraphs where the previous writer is not able to properly convey his/her thoughts.

Once you have identified, you will know what sentences or paragraphs you need to improve to come up with an improved rewritten version.

Note Down The Key Points Where You Will Make Improvement

Although this is not a necessary thing or step you should take care of, if you do it would be good. Because, sometimes while rewriting information you may accidentally forget to rewrite a single or even multiple points that you have identified.

In this case, you will not be able to come up with an improved rewritten version. This is why it would be good if you noted down all the essential points that you need to improve so that there will be no chance of accidentally forgetting things.

Rewriting Process

Once you have efficiently taken care of all these things, you need to start the rewriting process by following the rewriting techniques (that are mentioned above).

However, following the rewriting techniques will require skills. For instance, synonymizing will require a strong vocabulary, so that you can quickly and easily replace words with their synonyms. On the other hand, alteration of sentence structure will also require good sentence structuring skills.

So, if you think that you won’t be able to do this efficiently, then there is an effective solution available. The solution taking help from online rewriting tools that quickly rewrite the given by replacing words and altering the sentence structure. These article rewriter tools can rewrite an article, a sentence, a paragraph, etc. in a new way while keeping the original meaning preserved.

No matter if you rewrite manually or get help from an online article rewriter, it is necessary to rewrite the original efficiently.


Always take a final look at the rewritten text and compare it with the original to make sure both are delivering the same meaning. If not, do not hesitate to amend the rewritten text.

Final Thoughts

Rewriting is the art of explaining an existing piece of information through new ideas. This is why it is also known as the art of putting ideas into words. There are three different techniques available that are being used to rewrite the text in a new way without damaging the original meaning.

In this article, I have explained rewriting techniques in detail along with how steps that you need to follow to master this art.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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