Friday, January 28, 2011

Research Archive: Revision--for Whom?

Question: How do basic writers and competent writers differ in the audiences for whom they write?

Answer: “Found that competent 12th-grade writers made a wider range of revisions and revised more for a peer audience while basic writers revised more for a teacher audience.” BD Monahan. 1984. P. 191.

Comment: The basic writers are fighting for grades. Therefore, they are writing for the approval of the teachers. The competent writers have confidence in their writing and generally are not as concerned for the teacher’s approval.” RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.

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