You can use native English speakers'
ability to hear errors to help them identify potential grammar problem areas in their writing, such as run-together sentences. Using students
to give feedback
about their writing is a powerful way to develop students' skills while reducing your workload.
Simple two-step process
1. With students working in pairs, the author reads
his/her work aloud while the other listens
Why it helps: Slowing down to read aloud may be enough for the author to spot grammatical errors that the author doesn't see when reading silently.
2. For a second check, the listener reads
the work aloud to its author.
Why it helps: The person who didn't write the paper is far more likely to read sentences as written instead of the w...