7The Unrevised Student  

The Unrevised Student feels that “once is enough”—he is essentially finished with a paper after completing one draft, except for maybe a quick read-through on the way to class. Working on it any more seems like drudgery to him. However, as Rebecca Howard and Sandra Jamieson point out, “What many students do not know is that failed papers often result from lack of revision skills rather than lack of writing skills per se” (70).



Digging Deeper Assignments

For Further Reading

Bibliographic Sources




The Writing Center: Past and Present The Student/Tutor Relationship The Clueless Student The Unfocused Student The Disorganized Student The Underdeveloped Student The Unrevised Student The Unpolished Student ESL Strategies Research Strategies Discipline-Specific Assignments Documentation Styles Writing Center Ethics Writing Center Publicity

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