First Edition   ©2013

Responding to Student Writers

Nancy Sommers (Harvard University)  

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-1934-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1934-2; Format: Paper Text, 64 pages

Because teachers' comments shape student writers

A brief instructor resource, Nancy Sommers’Responding to Student Writers offers a model for thinking about response as a dialogue between students and teachers — and for thinking about the benefits of responding to writers as well as to their writing.

"It seems to me that this book is needed more than ever. As colleges tighten budgets to meet fiscal exigencies, faculty are being asked to be more productive and efficient — that is, to teach even more students — than in the past. How, then, do faculty who are committed to the teaching of writing continue to assign papers knowing the tremendous work required? Sommers’s approach seems grounded in the reality of the 21st-century writing classroom."

— Howard Tinberg, Bristol Community College