AutoCorrect Customization

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Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect feature can correct errors as you type them. What’s more, students can customize this tool to focus on errors they typically make. Ask students to customize AutoCorrect by going to Tools > AutoCorrect Options > AutoCorrect; have them add in spelling or typing errors they tend to make in their drafts. Alternatively, challenge students to turn this feature off completely, forcing them to proofread more carefully. Listen to this Post! An Audio Bits Podcast Listen to this Post! An Audio Bits Podcast (0:41 min)
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Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.