Revision Cognitive and Instructional Processes

  • Linda Allal
  • Lucile Chanquoy
  • Pierre Largy

Part of the Studies in Writing book series (STUW, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Linda Allal, Lucile Chanquoy
    Pages 1-7
  3. John R. Hayes
    Pages 9-20
  4. Annie Piolat, Jean-Yves Roussey, Thierry Olive, Murielle Amada
    Pages 21-38
  5. Pierre Largy, Lucile Chanquoy, Alexandra Dédéyan
    Pages 39-62
  6. David Galbraith, Mark Torrance
    Pages 63-85
  7. David R. Holliway, Deborah McCutchen
    Pages 87-101
  8. Amos Van Gelderen, Ron Oostdam
    Pages 103-123
  9. Charles A. Macarthur, Steve Graham, Karen R. Harris
    Pages 125-137
  10. Gert Rijlaarsdam, Michel Couzijn, Huub Van Den Bergh
    Pages 189-207
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 209-237

About this book


Revision Revisited LINDA ALLAL* & LUCILE CHANQUOY** *University ofGeneva, SWitzerland, **UniversityofNantes, France Revision is a fundamental component of the writing process. So fundamental that for some specialists writing is largely a matter of revising, or as Murray (1978) stated, "Writing is rewriting..." (p. 85). Experience with writing does not, however, automatically translate into increased skill in revision. Learning to revise is a lengthy, complex endeavor. Beginning writers do little revision spontaneously and even experienced writers encounter difficulties in attempting to improve the quality of their texts (Fitzgerald, 1987). Although revision has been extensively dealt with in the writing and learning-to­ write literature, this book proposes to "revisit" theory and research in this area through a series of new contributions. The introduction begins with an overview of what revision encompasses. It then examines two parallel interrogations that under­ lie the chapters assembled here, namely: (1) What are the implications of research on cognitive processes for instruction in revision? (2) What are the questions raised by instructional research for the investigation of cognitive processes of revision? A final section presents the chapters of this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Allal
    • 1
  • Lucile Chanquoy
    • 2
  • Pierre Largy
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of NantesFrance
  3. 3.University of Toulouse Le MirailFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3776-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1048-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-6304
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