Revising Revision: Speechworks as Recursive Writing Technique

This paper argues that written comments without conversational augmentation are not adequate feedback for producing successful revisions of essays nor do traditional vocabulary terms for revision provide sufficient concepts to incite the action of revision. Based on interviews with students, instructors, and tutors and analyses of survey data, I claim that student-student and student-instructor conversations about written feedback are best modeled after student-tutor interactions in writing centers. This project includes a digital video component.