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Designing Correction

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Review in class the list of correction symbols in the handbook as well as any additional symbols you use. Have the students work in groups to first identify their five most common errors, then locate the handbook resources on those errors, and then, finally, design correction symbols that can be used in peer revision groups or when you provide comments. Encourage them to be creative in coming up with symbols.
About the Author
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.