2020 Student Research Conference:
33rd Annual Student Research Conference

Utilizing Peer Revision Groups to Enhance Student Writing

Nicki R. Wagner♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Sarah Day, Faculty Mentors

In order to make sure writing is the best it can be, revision is a necessary process. However, many students do not willingly engage in revising their writing, instead only proofreading or not looking over their work at all. Based on the revision strategies of Peter Anderson and Katie Kraushaar and the peer group strategies of Jenny Denyer and Debra LaFleur, this study, done in a high school English class, aims to determine how peer revision groups can be beneficial to the writing process and how they enhance student writing. Success was determined through analysis of previous student writing, writing that has gone through peer revisions, student opinions of their writing and confidence levels, as well as observations by myself and other school professionals as to how students benefited from the peer revision process.

Keywords: Peer, Revision, Writing process

Topic(s):English, Secondary MAE Research

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

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