Planning for Revision: Using journals, mashups, discussion boards, and student reflections to support formal papers

Planning for Revision: Using journals, mashups, discussion boards, and student reflections to support formal papers

Presenter:

Chuck Wooldridge, Assistant Professor, History, Lehman

Abstract:

This presentation will discuss ways that low-stakes assign­ments in an online environment can promote meaningful revision of student writing. Online courses can be particu­larly effective in encouraging students to see revision as a process of rethinking a topic, rather than one of mere correction. In particular, online classes make it easier (albeit with careful planning) to use low-stakes assignments to promote revision in high-stakes assignments.

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