Re-visioning Revision by Cathy Hutter

Title slide: Revision redefined; Re-visioning Revision

When your student-writers hear the word 'revision,' what do they think of?

Students, and even many adult writers, think that revising means finding and correcting grammar errors and publishing the writing on new paper.

Others view revision as seeing their writing through a deficit lens, as something that needs to be 'fixed.'

These definitions often make us view the process of revision in a negative light. Writers become protective of their words and resist making changes or they don't see the value of revision at all.

Honestly, even as an adult, it is hard to accept that my words or thoughts need to be changed or improved. If I struggle with this, then I completely understand why my young writers would too.