makers eye thoughtful response

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John Rankin Eng 110H 11/1/05 Lifestyle of the Student Writer The contrast of professional and student writers in Donald Murray’s “The Makers Eye” points out the difference each group has in editing and revising skills. The student, Murray says, will finish a draft and call it a day. The professional, on the other hand, will keep revising. For the professional writer, the job of revising is never done. In fact, the process of writing only begins after the first draft is completed. Countless other drafts will be created before the final project is acceptable and the writer cashes her check. That check is the defining difference between student and professional writers. Professional writers are paid upon completion of their work. This fact stands contrary to the idea that the job of revising is never done. If the job isn’t done then the writer shouldn’t get paid. She should return her check or perhaps help finance the student’s education. When a student finishes writing, his work is evaluated and assigned a grade. He will not be paid for his work, but is instead paying a great deal for it.
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