How do you improve writing without “Purposeful Practice”, review, and renewal? This applies to all forms of writing, of course, not just literature essays. We all know the routine: student hands in essay / piece of writing; teacher carefully reads and annotates it over the following week; teacher assigns a grade based on some kind of rubric; teacher hands back paper; student reads the grade and files the work or throws it out. Teacher sighs – why did I bother? The student was actually supposed to review, correct, and improve!