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How Micro-Editing Improves Outcomes in First-Year Writing Classes

Author(s): R. H. Nicholson

Editor(s): Brad Garner

Citation: R. H. Nicholson.How Micro-Editing Improves Outcomes in First-Year Writing Classes. (2020). 18(4)



Ronald H. Nicholson, a professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, discusses the role first-year writing instruction plays in students’ overall collegiate success and recommends micro-editing exercises as a way to simplify the revising process for struggling, novice, and reluctant writers. Nicholson shares some of the advantages to micro-editing (e.g., it appeals to various learning styles) and offers a step-by-step guide.


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