Bring to the Cooper Center a copy of the assignment and a draft of your paper. A trained consultant will review your paper and offer suggestions for how you might effectively revise it.
Remember that writing and revising are intertwined processes. The best writers are often the most serious about revision. All writers, regardless of their experience and ability, benefit from engaged readers’ responses.
While our consultants vary in style, there are certain things that they will and will not do in a conference.
Read your paper or ask you to read it aloud
Listen to you carefully
Show you effective and less effective parts of your paper
Ask questions to help you identify a claim or develop your points
Mark passages that seem wordy or unclear
Demonstrate ways of revising particular sentences
Point out and explain errors
Ask you to locate similar errors
Identify patterns of errors in your writing
Help you develop strategies to revise your own work
Write your paper for you
Revise your paper for you
Ridicule your writing
Guarantee a grade
“Fix” your paper without you
Remember that writing and revising are intertwined processes.
The best writers are often the most serious about revision.
All writers, regardless of their experience and ability, benefit from engaged readers’ responses.
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