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OP 21. Redefining Revision for Freshmen

By John R. Hayes, David L. Wallace

Summary: This study investigates the impact of explicit instructions on the revising strategies of college freshmen. Wallace and Hayes find that students instructed to revise globally produce better revisions than students simply asked to revise. They were able to produce a significant increase in global revision and in revision quality with just eight minutes of instruction, which allowed students to access revision skills they already possessed. July, 1990; 10 pages.

OP 21. Redefining Revision for Freshmen
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