Proofreading 2.0

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Proofreading 2.0

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

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