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Understanding Student Writing--Understanding Teachers Reading, a review of Lad Tobin: Reading Student Writing: Confessions,Meditations and Rants

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Let me begin with what Brian Huot has called a rather "simple argument": If an instructor wishes to respond to student writing, he or she must read that piece of writing first. I imagine (or, at least, strongly hope) that most readers would agree with this statement. If there is an instructor who has developed a method of response that does not involve reading, I would be curious to hear about the success of such a method.

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