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presentation of written work

Discussion in 'English' started by durgamata, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. durgamata

    durgamata Occasional commenter

    Just came across a old master copy related to presentation of written work. Sharing this as a resource and mentioning it in the forums for several subjects as most departments have such guides for keeping exercise books looking good. This one is a bit more than a list of rules and hopefully will encourage our students to think about their work and be more inclined to take a pride in it.
     
  2. durgamata

    durgamata Occasional commenter

    Just came across a old master copy related to presentation of written work. Sharing this as a resource and mentioning it in the forums for several subjects as most departments have such guides for keeping exercise books looking good. This one is a bit more than a list of rules and hopefully will encourage our students to think about their work and be more inclined to take a pride in it.
     
  3. sunflower48

    sunflower48 New commenter

    So where is this resource located?
     
  4. durgamata

    durgamata Occasional commenter

    Here is the address for it -

    https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Presentation-of-Written-Work-KS3-4-rules-ideas-6152457/

    Do give some feedback and suggestions so I can improve this resource. It is such an important aspect of life which if we can get the kids to have good habits early on in school will help them in all their subjects.
     
  5. I use exercise books for rough work. I don't much care how they choose to lay out dates or underline headings. What I keep meaning to make is a standard for word processed work - font size, format for paragraphing, margins etc. I must get round to it...[​IMG]
     
  6. durgamata

    durgamata Occasional commenter

    That's a great idea. If you do get round to that, can you send me a pm. I'll give you my email and you can send a copy that I can put up with this one. That way we will be able to support both hand-writing and word processed presentation.


    The reason I find it useful to encourage dates and underlining is partly so that it's easy to see when work has been missed, for catching up, and partly just to encourage a sense of pride in their work, We do rough work on paper or at the back of the exercise books and little work is done on computers. That comes in more when they get onto A'level.
     
  7. Hi
    I tend to use computer 'Wikis' a lot for students to prepare and gradually improve their work. As it is computer based, a full version history is retained and the final version always looks good, even if they subsequently copy by hand to paper. The possibilities for collaborative work are also interesting. I've also had some success in using the concept of *Theme" and "Rheme" to support thematic progression and generally improved cohesion of student texts. http://manxman.ch/moodle2/course/view.php?id=4#writingskills
    Most VLE's offer a Wiki function, although there are also several 'free to use' out there on the Web.
    Regards


     
  8. jarndyce

    jarndyce Occasional commenter

    "As long as I can read it" is my mantra.
     

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