Wicked Revision

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Choose a sentence from the essay the class is reading. Have students revise it to make the sentence less effective, though still correct. Discuss as a class what sentence elements make it less effective. Students should be able to explain why the revision is correct by citing advice in their handbook.
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Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.