Editing Process of English Discourses

When a teacher attempts to correct children’s written works, it obviously becomes a futile exercise because the child knows nothing about the inputs the teacher gives in the form of tick marks, question marks or a wrong mark. It makes little sense to the student unless the teacher chooses to explain the child.

However, it’s nearly impossible for a teacher to interact with every student of the class individually if the class strength happens to be more than 10. Ideally, our Indian classrooms have 30-50 students and imagine the plight of the teacher who has to dedicate so much time for corrections when she/he can invest the time for better reason aka teaching-learning process.

That’s why Editing became an integral part of the teaching-learning process though it is considered synonymous to corrections. No, it’s not.

Discourse editing is a meticulous process that addresses many issues regarding vocabulary and grammar besides helping the teacher/facilitator to address the students’ errors in the form of whole-class interactions.

There are four steps in the editing process

1. Discourse Level Editing
2. Syntactic Editing
3. Morphological Editing
4. Conventions of writing

This video gives a comprehensive input about the process along with a classroom video to support the credibility of the process.

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