Active (close, engaged) reading involves analyzing the meaning and context of new content. According to ASCD, the goal of close reading is to uncover many layers of meaning. But first students must grasp the functional meaning of each word and reference in the text. Writing centers at George Mason and many other universities offer
The recent release of enhancements to Writing Reviser makes this an ideal time to revisit the purpose of our innovative tool, which is both significant and, I think, subtle. The tool aims to teach students how to write. No one would argue that this is easy. It isn't. We’ve all
When I’ve had the chance over the last few years to show Writing Reviser in classrooms and at conferences, I’ve been careful to point that its purpose is not punitive. Specifically, I mean that the tool does not simply search for and highlight mistakes that student writers inevitably make. Instead,
Good news! We’ve revised the Writing Reviser. We’re happy to announce a number of exciting new features we’ve recently added to the Writing Reviser menu to help students select words that are more vivid, accurate, and powerful. Give meaning to those empty expressions. A new feature in the Sentence Economy
We’ve revised and added features to Writing Reviser so that is is even more responsive to the needs of students! More specifically, we've bolstered the Writing Reviser menu to help students spot potentially problematic words and expressions, thus making their sentences clearer and more powerful. Tell the reader what “This” means.
Here’s good news! In the spirit that even good work can get better with revision, we’ve revised Writing Reviser. We think you'll be especially excited about a couple of new features to help students revise words and expressions in ways that will make their sentences more varied and powerful. Draw on