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OP 21. Redefining Revision for Freshmen

By: John R. Hayes, David L. Wallace
Publication: National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Occasional Paper
Date: 1990

Summary: This study investigates the impact of explicit instructions on the revising strategies of college freshmen. Wallace and Hayes find that students who received instruction on how to revise globally produced better revisions than students simply asked to revise.


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