Richards & Miller Doing Academic Writing: Revision
Richards, J. C. & Miller, S. K. (2005). Doing academic writing in education: Connecting the personal and the professional. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Chapter 5: Revision: The Heart of Writing
• Thinking Like Visual Arts
• Confusing Revision and Editing
o Revision and editing are different. Editing deals with fixing the mechanics of the piece. Revision looks at the larger ideas, flow, voice, and organization of the piece.
• Attempting Big-Time Revision
• Why Authors Revise
o "Authors revise because they want to improve their work and write the best they can (p. 130)."
• Revision: The Beginning of the Writing Process
• Some Writers Resist Revision
• Reflecting on Revision
• Revising: A Purpose-Driven Activity
• Categorizing Your Revisions
• Revising With the Support of Others
• Revising with an Audience in Mind
• A Good Reader of Your Own Writing
o When you revise, be a critic and ask the hard questions.
• Reviewing Our Students' Draft Excerpts and Revisions
• Thinking Strategically about Revision
• Practical Applications: Engaging in Your Own Revision Activities