ERIC Number: ED218655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Revising: New Essays for Teachers of Writing.
Sudol, Ronald A., Ed.
Intended to help writing teachers better understand how to help students effectively revise their written work, this book contains essays that, as a group, focus on the problem of the definition of revision. The first half of the book discusses the background of revision, while the second half discusses contexts and techniques for application. The 16 essays cover the following topics: (1) revision as discovery and the reduction of entropy, (2) intentions and conventions of revising, (3) revision theory versus practice, (4) H. G. Wells'"The Outline of History," (5) composing without revision, (6) the pragmatics of self-assessment, (7) a holistic pedagogy for freshman composition, (8) teaching teachers to teach revision, (9) psycholinguistic perspectives on revision, (10) the cloze test as a diagnostic tool for revision, (11) parapraxes ("Freudian slips" on paper) and revision, (12) revision and improvement, (13) the Delphi technique, (14) revision and risk, (15) understanding conflict with students about the expression of opinion, and (16) empathy and revision. An annotated bibliography on revision concludes the book. (HTH)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Delphi Technique, Educational Theories, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Revision (Written Composition), Secondary Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.