Resources for Teaching Revising Strategies

Nov 12 2008

Resources for Teaching Revising Strategies

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  • The brief Thomson Handbook by David Blakesley & Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen
  • Project Checklists:
    • “Using Self-Evaluation to Guide Revision” (p. 31)
    • “Revising for Context” (p. 32)
    • “Do You Have an Effective Working Thesis Statement” (p. 74)
    • “Questions to Ask about Your Reasoning” (p. 81)
    • “Questions to Ask about Your Ethos and Pathos” (p. 82)
    • “Revising for Standard Written English” (p. 399)
    • “Reviewing for Biased Language” (p. 406)
  • Technology Toolboxes:
    • “Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text and Images” (p. 35)
    • “Software for Editors” (p. 39)
    • “Tracking Changes in Microsoft Word” (p. 41)
  • A Meeting of Minds: Strategies for Academic Inquiry and Writing, 2nd Ed. by Patsy Callaghan & Ann Dobyns
    • Chapter 11: Revising. Offers strategies for “Revising for Compelling Ideas,” “Revising for Unity and Form,” and “Revising for Voice and Tone.” Includes several activities that could be conducted during class, including “Speak It/Tape It,” descriptive outlines, and revision plans.
    • Most chapters also include Strategy boxes that students could use to analyze their own writing to identify potential areas for revision.
  • The Harbrace Guide to Writing by Cheryl Glenn
    • Chapter 3 includes a discussion about what happens during revising.
    • Most chapters include checklists that students can use to assess their drafts and to prompt and prioritize revisions.
  • The Academic Writer by Lisa Ede
    • Chapter 12: Strategies for Revision. Discusses “revising through re-vision” and offers guidelines and questions to prompt revision.
    • Differentiates strategies for responding to peer feedback, Writing Center consultant feedback, self-assessment, and writing group responses.

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