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ERIC Number: ED376495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 51
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A Classroom-Based Approach to Improving Revision Skills in Secondary School Students.
Marcus, Margery
A practicum was designed to improve the internal and external editing skills of high school students so that their papers would reflect thought and care. The target population was 67 regular level tenth grade English students in a predominantly middle class high school in southeastern Florida. A combination of strategies were used to improve writing and revision, such as: (1) meaningful assignments in lieu of artificial expository formats; (2) process journals; (3) trained peer response/editing groups; (4) open-ended responses; and (5) word processing for editing. Data analysis revealed the students' improved attitudes towards both writing and revision, as well as improved grades on writing assignments. (Contains 31 references; appendixes are a questionnaire concerning the student's pre-writing process and a questionnaire on sentence stems.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida