Using Word for Sentence Editing

How to use Word to turn essay into list of sentences

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/.

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One response to “Using Word for Sentence Editing

  1. Karen

    For years I have been teaching students to read their paragraphs and essays backwards, sentence by sentence. I like this techie technique using Word.

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