PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English 10 and Advanced Composition
Old Hands: Revision with an Audience of Peers
This week students work in groups, looking carefully at another
student's written work. Revisions will be made for an audience of new
students coming to the PALC for the first time.
One student per group will share his or her writing. This student
must have done a full revision and proofreading of the homework
One or more new students will work with each group of writers.
First, write down questions about the PALC taken from the new
students. Write three.
Now, all students read the student paragraph, once, with NO
discussion, NO dictionary.
Next, all students write a single comment or question about the
piece of student writing. How well does the student fulfill the
assignment? Are his or her comments aimed at a new student audience?
NO talking. NO comments on spelling or grammar at this time.
After all students have written a comment, share those comments,
orally, with other students in your group. Discuss the similarities
and differences in various student comments.
Finally, everyone works together to PROOFREAD the paragraph. Change
at least one sentence to increase its length by 10 words, to make it
Group Discussion and Sharing:
Share your experience with the class. Each group will give one
example of a revised sentence. The teacher will take notes.
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