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An exploration in how to help our students become better proofreaders of their work.

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  • 2. Proofreading 2.0
    How technology can help our students become better writers
    Presented by: Website:
    Bryan M. Berretta
  • 3. What are we trying to do?
    Make our students more aware of the stylistic and structural format of their writing by helping them to be better proofreaders.
    The Who, Why, What and Where.
  • 4. Students know how to write a paper
    But can they write well?
    Proofreading is a stage in the writing process, not a step.
    Basic Assumptions
  • 5. Prewriting
    Brainstorm, idea mapping, developing thesis
    Supporting the argument- building rhetoric
    Pumping out the first draft
    Cleaning it up.
    Perfecting it.
    Stages in writing a paper
  • 6. Prewriting
  • 7. Research
  • 8. Drafting
  • 9. Revising
  • 10. Editing/ Proofing
  • 11. But can they write well?
    Weve taught them how to write
  • 12. How does Technology enhance Proofreading?
  • 13. Technology
  • 14. Technology
    Skill, Craft, Art
  • 15. Technology
    Talk, Speech, Word
  • 16. Technology redefined
    Technology is the tools you need to do your skill/craft/art to its absolute best.
  • 17. Students must see the experience the writing differently
    How do we make proofreading successful?
  • 18. Give yourself some distance between writing and proofreading.
    Get a friend to hear you read your paper and read it back to you.
    Dont rely on spell check alone.
    Try experiencing your paper differently.
    What do students need to do?
  • 19. See writing differently
  • 20. Talking Clipboard
    Hearing it differently
  • 21. May not be the most technologically advanced method but it works!
    Checklists Grade your own work.
  • 22. If proofreading is a stage just like research, we need time to do it.
    Dont just wait until the last minute!
    Give yourself time
  • 23. Resources
    (click on Presentations)
  • 24. The Big 6 Approach
    1. Task Definition
    1.1 Define the information problem
    1.2 Identify information needed
    2. Information Seeking Strategies
    2.1 Determine all possible sources
    2.2 Select the best sources
    3. Location and Access
    3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
    3.2 Find information within sources
    4. Use of Information
    4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
    4.2 Extract relevant information
    5. Synthesis
    5.1 Organize from multiple sources
    5.2 Present the information
    6. Evaluation
    6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
    6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)