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ERIC Number: ED491491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-6
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
The "4S" Method for Helping Students Revise Their Writing
Soles, Derek
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual College English Association Conference (San Antonio, TX, Apr 6, 2006)
Research suggests that basic writers are willing to edit but reluctant to revise their writing. In other words, they make surface-level changes to grammar, spelling, and punctuation but tend not to re-conceive content, structure, style, and cohesion. This paper argues that we need more instructional strategies that will help students understand what revision is, why it is essential, and how it can be done effectively. It presents the "4S" Method for Helping Students Revise Their Writing. The Method reminds students they must reconsider structure, substance, sequence, and style as they revise successive drafts of their texts. It also recommends instructional strategies that will help writing teachers help students revise their work to improve its content, structure, cohesion, and style.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A