Module 04 - Planning, Writing, and Revising
4.2 How is revision different from editing? From proofreading? (LO 4-4)
Revision means making changes that will better satisfy the writer’s purposes and audience.
4.3 What are good strategies for overcoming writer’s block? Procrastination? (LO 4-8)
To overcome writer’s block: Participate actively in the organization and the community.
Learn as many strategies as you can. Talk positively to yourself. Talk about writing to other
4.4 Which processes that expert writers use do you already use? How could you
modify your process to incorporate at least one more on the list? (LO 4-1)
Of course, students may answer this question in any number of ways. Make sure students
give clear, defined answers, using the terms and concepts throughout this module. Prior to
4.5 Of the people who have seen your writing, which one(s) have given you the most
useful feedback? What makes it useful? (LO 4-6)
4.6 In which areas are you best at giving feedback to other people? How could you
make your feedback even better? (LO 4-6)
4.7 Think about the form letters you have received. How do they make you feel? If
they have flaws, how could they be improved? (LO 4-7)
4.8 Interviewing Writers about Their Composing Processes (LO 4-1)
This assignment can be made more challenging by asking students to compare and contrast
the composing processes of two or more writers or to compare the composing process of the
writer interviewed with the material about processes that help and hurt writers.
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