An exploration in how to help our students become better proofreaders of their work.
Text of Proofreading 2.0
2. Proofreading 2.0
How technology can help our students become better writers
Presented by: Website:
Bryan M. Berrettahttp://www.collaterallearning.com
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.
Brainstorm, idea mapping, developing thesis
Supporting the argument- building rhetoric
Pumping out the first draft
Cleaning it up.
Stages in writing a paper
10. Editing/ Proofing
11. But can they write well?
Weve taught them how to write
12. How does Technology enhance Proofreading?
Skill, Craft, Art
Talk, Speech, Word
16. Technology redefined
Technology is the tools you need to do your skill/craft/art to its
17. Students must see the experience the writing
How do we make proofreading successful?
18. Give yourself some distance between writing and
Get a friend to hear you read your paper and read it back to
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
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
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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
5.1 Organize from multiple sources
5.2 Present the information
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)