ERIC Number: ED361712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Deep Revision: A Guide for Teachers, Students, and Other Writers.
Willis, Meredith Sue
Suggesting that all phases of writing, including revision, have a great deal in common across age groups and levels of accomplishment, this book presents 196 specific revision exercises, as well as numerous examples from students and from literature. The first part of the book looks at how the ability to revise develops, and at how people can use one another's responses to improve their writing. The second part of the book offers techniques for adding more material and deepening existing material. The third part of the book is about form, structure, and finishing. Chapters in the book are: (1) A Look at Some Revised Pieces; (2) Revision as a Natural Process; (3) Learning to Revise by Editing Other People's Writing; (4) Learning to Revise by Using Other People's Comments on Your Writing; (5) Going Deeper by Adding; (6) Changing Media for Deep Revision; (7) Deep Revision and Fiction; (8) Revising Nonfiction with Techniques of Fiction; (9) Revising as a Response to Literature; (10) Beginning and Polishing; and (11) Structuring the Longer Work. Examples from literature, a 19-item annotated bibliography, and an index of authors is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Revision (Written Composition), Student Writing Models, Writing Assignments, Writing (Composition), Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 5 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003-3306 (paperback: ISBN-0-915924-41-2, $13.95; hardback: ISBN-0-915924-40-4, $22.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY.