Shared by Nick Carbone
With inspiration from Klonoski, Edward, “Using the Eyes of the PC to Teach Revision.,” Computers and Composition, v11 n1 p71-78. 1994.
Since handbooks and exercises use single sentence examples to illustrate incorrect and then corrected sentences, a proofing stage activity, students use the steps in this handout to transfer what they read and exercise to their own writing. They do this by turning their essay into a list of sentences to match the kind of approach the handbook/exercises use. See also, for a related activity inspired by Ed’s piece, “One Way to Use Grammar and Spellcheckers Carefully” at http://bedfordstmartins.com/catalog/static/bsm/technotes/forandrea/.