Revision: History, Theory, and Practice

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Edited by Alice Horning and Anne Becker

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Like its predecessors in Charles Bazerman’s series on Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition, Revision: History, Theory, and Practice explores the wide range of scholarship on revision while bringing new light to bear on enduring questions. Starting with its overview of conventional definitions and misconceptions about revision, whether surface or deep, Revision then offers both theoretical and practical strategies designed to facilitate post-secondary writing instruction.

The twelve contributors examine recent cognitive writing models and the roles of long- and short-term memory in the writing process, demonstrating theoretically why revision is difficult for novices. Revision pays close attention to the meaning and function of revision for various writers, from basic to professional, creative, and second language writers. Revision concludes with a detailed presentation of practical pedagogical strategies for teaching revision, with emphasis on revision in textbooks, technology-rich contexts, and peer review.

Authors include Anne Becker, Cathleen Breidenbach, David Stephen Calonne, Douglas Eyman, Catherine Haar, Alice Horning, Kasia Kietlinska, Robert Lamphear, Cathy McQueen, Colleen Reilly, Jeanie Robertson, and Carol Trupiano.

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Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition
Edited by Charles Bazerman
Published jointly by Parlor Press and the WAC Clearinghouse

About the Editors

Anne Becker is a special instructor and the coordinator for journalism and communication internships at Oakland University.

Alice Horning directs the Rhetoric Program at Oakland University and is a professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics. She has published several books on the nature of texts and human literacy, including, most recently, Revision Revisited (Hampton, 2002). With Debra Dew, she is the co-editor of Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators: Institutional Practices and Politics (Parlor Press, 2006).

Contents and Contributors

Preface xi
1 Introduction and Overview
Catherine Haar and Alice Horning

2 Definitions and Distinctions
Catherine Haar

3 A Review of Writing Model Research Based on Cognitive Processes
Anne Becker

4 Writers and Revision
Alice Horning and Jeanie Robertson

5 Revision and ESL Students
Kasia Kietlinska

6 What’s in a Textbook?
Robert Lamphear

7 Revising with Word Processing/Technology/Document Design
Douglas Eyman and Colleen Reilly

8 Professional Writers and Revision
Alice Horning

9 Creative Writers and Revision
David Stephen Calonne

10 Best Classroom Practices
Carol Trupiano

11 Practical Guidelines for Writers and Teachers
Cathleen Breidenbach

Cathy McQueen

Annotated Bibliography
Works Cited

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