A common concern among educators who have integrated writing into their curriculum on a regular basis is that is becomes extremely difficult to keep up with all of the student work and offer feedback on a regular basis. However, we all know that feedback is an essential component of the writing process. How, then, can we ensure students are given ample opportunities to write and reflect on their writing without sacrificing every spare moment for offering feedback? One strategy is to teach students how to be critical evaluators of their own and of their peers’ writing. Use the RADAR strategy to teach students how to critically assess their own and their peers’ writing when it comes time to revise and edit.
In this PowerPoint, you will find resources for teaching your students the differences between revision and editing, as well as examples to walk them through the process. This is not meant to be gone over in one class setting, nor is it necessary that you use the entire presentation. Choose what your student writers need based on the needs you have seen in their writing, and only present small, manageable chunks at a time, or your students may become overwhelmed.