Understanding Revisions in Student Writing Through Revision Graphs

  • Antonette ShibaniEmail author
  • Simon Knight
  • Simon Buckingham Shum
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10948)


Text revision is regarded as an important process in improving written products. To study the process of revision activity from authentic classroom contexts, this paper introduces a novel visualization method called Revision Graph to aid detailed analysis of the writing process. This opens up the possibility of exploring the stages in students’ revision of drafts, which can lead to further automation of revision analysis for researchers, and formative feedback to students on their writing. The Revision Graph could also be applied to study the direct impact of automated feedback on students’ revisions and written outputs in stages of their revision, thus evaluating its effectiveness in pedagogic contexts.


Learning Analytics Writing Analytics Revision analysis Writing Revision process Visualizations Revision Graph 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonette Shibani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Simon Knight
    • 1
  • Simon Buckingham Shum
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia

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