Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Carol David

Abstract

Revision is neglected in many freshman composition classes even though it is now recognized as one of the recursive elements of the writing process. Early composition research acknowledged revision as a part of the writing process, and some researchers considered it a cure for nearly all the ills of student writing, seeming to believe that revision would surely lead to better written products, and the more revision the better the product. Later research, however, has revealed a complex web of issues surrounding the element of revision.

Based on that body of composition research, this paper will establish a need for teaching revision techniques to college freshmen and then present between-draft questioning as an intervention tool to stimulate student revision.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6359

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Judith Kay Ramsey

Language

en

Date Available

May 8, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

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