Question: What happens when students receive instruction in revision?
Answer: “Students receiving instruction about revision improved their rough drafts better than students not receiving such instruction.” J Fitzgerald and LR Markham. 1987. P. 215.
Comment: Since this finding was an annotation, it does not reveal the nature of the instruction in revision. Still, I think it’s an important finding. You have to teach students how to revise. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1988), 213-227.