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Revising – nine steps for making meaning

Revising – nine steps for making meaning

In 1973 the late Donald Murray published an essay in The Writer in which he argues that writing begins when the first draft is completed. From then on, he says, the writer revises, reads and changes their words, closing in on the meaning they are trying to make. Revision isnt a virtuous act, Murray states, it is simply an […] … learn more→

Exams: to properly revise, test yourself  !

Exams: to properly revise, test yourself !

When we talk about examinations, controls or homework, we immediately think about grade notes, averages and admissions to training. But while tests are a convenient format for evaluating performance, their usefulness does not stop there. Research shows that these are particularly effective tools for learning. Indeed, when one is tested, one must produce an effort of recovery in memory, that is to […] … learn more→

Revising with a reader in mind – ten questions

Revising with a reader in mind – ten questions

Academics write for different kinds of readers. We are often accused of writing only for each other, but this is no longer true. Many of us now write for many different kinds of readers – or audiences, as they are sometimes called. But you know, even when we do write for each other, we are not all […] … learn more→