ERIC Number: ED197350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Revision in Ten Steps.
Most people are taught writing as a product rather than as a process. Whether the process is prewriting, writing, and postwriting; or planning, writing, and revising, teachers must be concerned with helping students discover and develop the process that works best for them. Thus it is the writing teacher's responsibility to teach students how to revise. The following procedure for teaching revision may be useful. The procedure includes examining students' revision steps with the whole class, illustrating what professional writers have said about revision while emphasizing that revision is an ongoing process, discussing the role of editing in revision (they are not the same), having the class revise a draft written by the teacher and discussing the revisions, and meeting individually with students to discuss revisions of their own drafts. Other suggestions for teaching revision include not assigning a grade to a student paper until the revisions are acceptable, tape recording comments on papers for each student to listen to, having students write papers with poor writing style to teach them how not to write, and writing personal comments when grading a student paper. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Revision (Written Composition)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (70th, Cincinnati, OH, November 21-26, 1980).