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

Helps veteran teachers of writing as well as new adjuncts and part-timers to move from response as correcting writing to response as sharing a dialogue about writing

Includes strategies for promoting students’ role in a dialogue about their writing — such as assigning a "Dear Reader" letter and a list of revision goals

Features a case study — a dialogue between a teacher and a students that also includes the assignment, the rubric, two drafts, the teacher’s comments, and the student’s revision goals

Written by one of the most respected scholars in the field of composition and rhetoric, a former Braddock-Award winner who served as the principal investigator of the Harvard Study of Undergraduate Writing

Combines thoughtful pedagogy with a lively tone.