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ERIC Number: ED476401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 15
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Proofreading, Its Value, and Its Place in the Writing Center.
Chromik, Megan
For the purposes of this paper, proofreading will be defined as the final step of revising a paper. The paper describes what one writing lab, the Writing Center at the University of Connecticut, does to provide students with one-to-one help with their writing. It explains that services in the center include individual tutorials, a grammar hotline, campus workshops, a resource library, and support for writing groups. It points out, however, that writing centers steer clear of anything that verges on plagiarism, and so staff members shy away when it comes to proofreading. The paper notes that since the goal of the writing center is to improve the writer and not the writing, editing and proofreading are deemed inappropriate. It then discusses why proofreading needs to be incorporated in a tutoring session once global issues have been resolved and how it can be made an integral part of the writing center. It states that proofreading is a necessary skill for anyone who writes, and a writing center would be that much more beneficial to students if it could help them to develop this skill. (Contains 15 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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