The Planning Strategies Of A Publishing Writer Analysis

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In ” Decisions and Revisions: The Planning Strategies of a Publishing Writer,” Carol Berkenkotter describes a “lab” that she performed on Donald M. Murray to better understand how professional writer’s revise their work; in “Response of a Laboratory Rat–or, Being Protocoled,” Murray discusses not only how he felt about being a “lab rat”, but also what he took away from the experience. Starting in the result section (Berkenkotter), the author began inserting excerpts primarily from the audio tapes Murray recorded while he was working. I personally found these excerpts to be a “space waster”–in other words, a space that the author could have written more about her results or simply not written anything at all. Even though the excerpts are

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