ERIC Number: ED225413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
What Research Says about Revision.
Gentry, Larry A.
The process, content, and effect of revision in the writing process is analyzed in light of recent writing process research. Taylor calls for an approach to English as second language composition in which students are taught how to write with an emphasis on revision. Most authorities agree that revision entails a complex set of behaviors that occur throughout the writing process. Studies of revision content indicate that some revision processes, even the more complex ones, can be taught to younger learners. The research also shows that relatively complex revision skills have been less effectively taught than the simpler skills involving spelling or punctuation. It is argued that revision is one of the least taught writing skills and that most composition students are allowed to submit rough-draft copy. Teachers must learn to view early drafts as unfinished rather than wrong. (RW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Note: In its: "CATESOL Occasional Papers," Number 8, p.96-108, Fall 1982; For related documents, see FL 013 455-462.