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ERIC Number: ED356488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-2
Pages: 12
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Tutoring Strategies for LD College Students' Common Writing Errors.
deBeer, Liz
Despite the repeated adage that "no two LD (learning disabled) students are alike, it is not only possible but important to focus on the most common errors of LD college writers in order to learn how best to serve these students. There are in fact two main categories of these students: severely learning disabled and classically learning disabled. For severely learning disabled students, most academic tasks are equally difficult if not impossible to master. Classically learning disabled writers usually have something intelligent to say and write, as long as they are given extra time to express it. The most common errors for LD students include spelling errors and the omission of articles, demonstratives, prepositions, verbs, and word endings. They also tend to make numerous comma errors and to write meaningless sentences. Punctuation is by far the most difficult area for LD writers and their tutors. The job of tutors and teachers is to identify a particular student's error pattern by searching for clues in that student's writing. This paper suggests several strategies that could be helpful in dealing with these problems, and concludes that it is important to be patient and never to judge a struggling student until that student has been given every chance to learn. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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