"The student worked on her homework, which consisted of reading an article and answering questions related to its content. She had worked on a few questions, so she took the opportunity to revise her answers to address the comments her teacher had made on past assignments. We focused on being more specific, using better transitions and integrating textual evidence. I think this is one place where she needs a little work, because she knows the point she wants to make but doesn't always choose the right quote or evidence to support her thought. We discussed how she could work on this, and I showed her how to construct a compare/contrast argument. We worked on editing her writing a bit, so that her responses would be more clear and concise as well as properly spelled and with correct grammar. I tried an exercise during which we talked about the content, I took notes of her thoughts, and we bulleted out the points she discussed them. I showed her how to construct an argument or paragraph from those bullets, and I think this helped her gather her thoughts and create a clear paragraph. When she has all of her points written out, she can easily see what she wants to say. I told her this would be a good way to work on longer answers, and when she reads a question and reviews the text next time, she should get all of her comments/thoughts/facts/quotes on paper first. Then, after reviewing them and seeing how they fit together, she can start writing. I feel she is making great strides in better consuming her reading. She seemed energized and excited that she was doing better in her classes, and I could tell she was more confident as we spoke. We will continue working on how to do the reading/writing process step by step, something I think will help improve both her comprehension and writing skills."