Accuracy and Literacy

Accuracy and Literacy

Accurate writing suggests an accurate mind. Moreso than that, the absence of accurate writing can suggest a lack of credibility. I once saw quite an important educational presentation that contained eight discernible errors of punctuation, multiple exclamation marks and a misspelling of a famous name. Sadly the message of the speaker was spiked with twinges of cringe and the aftertaste of lazy incredibility.  

Getting students, who aren’t paid for presentations and work, to devise workable methods to be accurate is imperative, especially for literature teachers who themselves were probably never taught such skills consciously. Here I show you some of the books and methods I use to focus on accuracy and literacy (and consider some of the reasons for why such accuracy is sometimes overlooked…). 

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