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Offline mienjenwu

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Peer Feedback on Writing Concisely
« on: April 24, 2016, 12:07:46 PM »
If you were an English writing teacher, giving feedback on lengthy sentences might be a difficult thing to do, and your students might not always understand what you want them to fix or just did not follow your advice.

I think a way for students to be more active in peer-reviewing lengthy sentences is to have them read each other's writing and highlight the sentences that they think may be too lengthy. Even though this is pretty much what I will do for students too, but at least each student will get to see real examples of how lengthy sentences influence the quality of writing. If you are just reading your own writing, you may not think these sentences have any problems because you are the writer and they follow your logical sense. However, as a reader, you can be more critical and sensitive with those sentences, and this may help the original writers better understand where their problems are.