In his spare time, Scheur created a website to help students practice and check their grammar. To make this process a little less painful, Scheur allows teachers and students to customize exercises and quizzes with the names of their favorite groups, sports teams, movie or TV stars, and friends. NoRedInk also tailors questions based on what students are doing right or wrong and displays tutorials when students get stuck. Instead, students have to enter the correct answer or drag and drop the correct punctuation. Currently, NoRedInk offers exercises on apostrophies, commas, sentence fragments, and subject-verb correspondence. Scheur says a unity on often confusing words is coming soon too. The website also offers a dashboard for students and teachers to track progress in different areas of competence. The startup is part of the current cohort of , the educational incubator in Palo Alto, California. I`m mainly talking about grammar and punctuation – the mechanics of how you put letters, words, and sentences together in such a way that they meet the standards of formal writing. The question remains – now as usual – how are we going to help students learn these conventions? You take something from it if and if you read a lot and read a variety of genres. You record some of it when you write a lot, and again, if you experiment with different shapes, styles, and voices.
When I was teaching, I really struggled to know how long I should focus on mechanics. Some students fought with commas. Some students fought with fragments of sentences. Some students have struggled with these often confusing words, which can all stumble upon us: effect versus affect, between versus between, advice versus advice and so on. Some students fought hard; Others have made the occasional mistake. Oh, of course, I`d go around the sentence where the subject doesn`t match the verb, but it already was. I did not use red ink for the Minutes. What if we neglected grammar at the K-12 level and continued to neglect it at university? Good grammar is credibility, especially on the Internet. In blog posts, on Facebook status, in emails, and on corporate websites, your words are all you have.
It is a projection of you into your physical absence. In addition to NoRedInk, there are a few. Misplaced modifiers – Currently, NoRedInk offers exercises in apostrophs, commas, sentence fragments, and subject-verb concordance. Teachers can create classes, add students, and assign certain skills for student mastery….