Let’s create an editing checklist. I think it’s helpful for students to have a guide for editing or peer editing. Suggest your idea for something that students should check for in the comments, and I will create the document and make it available here for free.
Here’s my contribution:
Mark every instance of the words â€œthis,â€ â€œthat,â€ â€œthese,â€ and â€œthose.â€ Make sure these words are being used as adjectives rather than pronouns. If they’re being used as pronouns, consider adding a noun, revising the sentence, or combining sentences to avoid vague pronouns.
I ran into that particular issue quite a few times while reading essays today.
I will be cross-posting this request at the EC Ning.