Review of Responding to Student Writers by Nancy Sommers

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Lauren Jennifer Kelly


This text reviews Nancy Sommers' Responding to Student Writers, a slim, conversational handbook for teachers interested in improving their written commentary to students. An overview of the book's six chapters and their main aims as well as the strengths and limitations of the work are discussed.

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Kelly, L. (2015). Review of Responding to Student Writers by Nancy Sommers. Journal of Response to Writing, 1(1). Retrieved from
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Lauren Jennifer Kelly, Washington State University

Lauren J. Kelly is a graduate student working toward her Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition at Washington State University. She is interested in many aspects of writing, including writing across the curriculum, responding to student writing, and peer review.