Wait! What about Research?
Step Six: Research
Discovering new information about your topic can occur at any point in the writing process. You may need to conduct research when you are in the prewriting step of the writing process to learn about the topic you chose or have been assigned. Research may occur later in your writing process as you create a writing plan and discover you would like to learn about other points of view about your topic. You may need to conduct research as you draft to introduce the counterargument or to learn more about the topic you are introducing. Typically, research occurs throughout the writing process, and ends when revision does. Fear not, we will spend more time with research in greater detail in Chapter 4 with Dan to give you insight into working with research in MLA format as you find and present credible sources ethically in your work.
Step Seven: Peer Feedback
Discussion Forum —
|Describe||what part of the writer’s draft you are referring to and assume that the writer cannot see what you have highlighted.|
|Evaluate||the highlighted work by naming which criteria you are addressing from the assignment and share how effective the highlighted text is and why.|
|Suggest||a strategy, ask a question or recommend a goal the writer could consider when revising.|
|Encourage||the writer by sharing what you learned from reading the essay.|
Supplemental Reading #11:
excerpts from Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers by Nancy Sommers
“Revision is the heart of writing. Every page I do is done over seven or eight times.”Patricia Reilly Giff