Draft Dodging

Learning the Art of Revision


  • Caleb K. Thornton Wichita State University


writing, composition, developmental writing, writing process, drafting, editing, sharing literacies


While working towards a teaching degree in English language arts, I found myself reflecting on my own education in search of inspiration for how I will teach writing in my future classroom. Through a meta-dialogue, I engage with the idea(s) of being a writer who is also a lifelong learner and a newly converted defendant for the process of revision and how to share that with my students.

Author Biography

  • Caleb K. Thornton, Wichita State University

    Caleb K. Thornton (he/him) is a graduate of Wichita State’s English Education program with a dual-major bachelor’s degree in English Education and English with a minor in Linguistics and a Film Studies certificate. Thornton presented at the Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference in fall 2022 and is currently preparing to present at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention in Columbus, Ohio, this November. He is a member of NCTE, KATE, and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) and can be reached at calebthornton.wsu@gmail.com.






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