Date Approved

7-3-2009

Embargo Period

3-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in Teaching

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Rodriguez, Yvonne

Subject(s)

Composition (Language arts); Students--Self-rating of

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The writing process is a series of four stages: prewriting, writing, editing and revising, and publishing. This action research project focuses on the editing and revising stage. The purpose of the study was to determine if the inclusion of a hands-on approach to editing and revising positively affects student self-evaluation of their skills. Students were introduced to the hands-on approach through the writer's workshop format. Through the use of surveys, interview, observations, and student work samples, I measured the confidence levels of students before and after the introduction of the hands-on approach. The analysis of the data revealed that the students were more engaged in their work when given the opportunity for practice and an active role in the editing and revising process.

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