"Responding to Student Writing"

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“Responding to Student Writing”

College Composition and Communication, May 1982


In her first Braddock Award-winning essay, Sommers takes a look at the academic writing process from an unexpected angle as she unpacks the meaning and the motive behind teacher comments. Just as it requires a great deal of effort for students to craft a successful essay, the author reminds us that teachers must also strive to respond in ways that help students see the need to revise and that encourage students to see the “potential for development.”