From *Acts of Teaching* by Joyce Armstrong Carroll, ratiocination is a systemic revision strategy: "Students through a process of coding and decoding clues, manipulate sentences, consider syntax and diction, activate verbs, vary sentence beginnings, avoid weak repetitions, refresh cliches, develop and clarify their thinking, and revise the writing."
This printable allows teachers to pick and choose or use all the revision techniques to help students revise their own essays. This laundry list is suitable for most writing modes.
Reduced, it is a nice addition to journals or writing portfolios. Enlarged, it makes a nice anchor chart.