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Changing Contexts: From the Close to the Middle Kingdom

by Ricahrd Loeper-Viti (former STA teacher)

When I teach students to proofread their writing, I ask them to do two specific things: print their work and read it on the page, rather than on the computer screen; and have someone read their work to them.  I do this because changing the context within which they view their work affords writers the opportunity to see their work anew, which helps writers reaffirm their smart choices and offers them another opportunity to notice (and improve) problems that persist. Continue reading