Deborah Dean's Strategic Writing

Topics: Education, Writing, Learning, Teacher, High school, Essay / Pages: 2 (325 words) / Published: Sep 15th, 2016
In chapter six of Strategic Writing Deborah Dean honestly admits the difficulty of teaching students the importance of revision. Dean concedes that, “most [students] resist revision” (148). It’s difficult for to students to view their writing from another perspective (Dean, 148). Revision often isn’t viewed as an opportunity to improve, but as a mindless writing chore you have to go through at school (Dean, 148). Peer review has failed many students when it comes to improving their writing (Dean, 162). Instead of only getting another’s perspective, we need to teach students strategies that they can apply to analyzing writing to determine effectiveness (Dean, 163). I am definitely one of the students that resist revision as Dean describes

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