Lesson on revision goals & priorities 2.11

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  • Lesson on revision goals & priorities 2.11

    1. 1. Writing: Why Revise, andWhat to Prioritize?Beth Godbeegodbee@wisc.edu
    2. 2. A few of my main points Writing assignments deepen learning, and that deepening often requires revision. Although revising is difficult work, it’s some of the most important intellectual work we do. We can become better at revision— beginning by learning how to prioritize.
    3. 3. Some Freewriting How does writing impact your learning?  On a piece of scratch paper, please list a few ideas.  You might think back to a project that really challenged you or taught you something new.
    4. 4. Arguments for learning bywriting, which requires revision Writing is inherently an active cognitive process. Writing provides opportunities for reflection and metacognition; writing slows down our thinking. Writing provides an opportunity to discover what we think and know (as well as to discover what we don’t know).
    5. 5. Writing and learning . . . Writing demands explicitness. Writing involves organizing and synthesizing (indicating relationships among) ideas. Writing makes our ephemeral thoughts more permanent and available to share with others.
    6. 6. Some more freewriting What is your approach to revising?  When do you revise? Under what circumstances?  How do you usually begin?  What do you hope to accomplish when revising?
    7. 7. Pair-share Share what you wrote with a partner. Consider together:  What does revising mean to you?  What do you prioritize when revising?
    8. 8. Establishing prioritiesGLOCs *before* LOCsglobal localconcerns concerns__________________________________content grammar__________________________________rethinking editing
    9. 9. Final take-away points Remember that revision aims to improve writing, which ideally deepens learning Prioritize GLOCs—and specifically those connected with the assignment’s central task Address LOCs later in the process Identify strengths (what to keep and enhance in your revision) Talk throughout the process—with friends, peer mentors, and instructors
    10. 10. ExtensionPutting what we’ve learned into practice What language might you use to talk about your own writing? How could you give better feedback to your colleagues? How could you ask an instructor for advice on improving your paper?

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