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Old 02-12-2012, 09:19 AM
Croissant Croissant is offline
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Interesting way to review a test?

I recently gave a revising and editing test that a lot of my students completely bombed. Naturally, I feel like I need to spend some time going over this test with them. I am trying to think of a way I can review the questions without lecturing for the whole period because, let's face it, that's boring. I want them to understand why they missed what they missed so that they can make corrections, but I just can't think of an engaging way to do it. Ideas?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:21 AM
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czacza czacza is offline
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Can you make it a game? jeopardy or family feud might work.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:29 AM
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I'm sure this has been done to death:

Can you make up a ridiculous essay or story to use as a template? As you go through each of the editing/revison questions, have them hunt for a passage in the text where it would be appropriate.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:03 AM
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What if you did a kind of scavenger hunt? Put corrected version of the test up around the room. Have the kids run around and correct their tests; then have them do a test correction where they have to justify why your corrections are right (ie, 1. A comma belongs before the word "and" in the sentence because a comma is needed when joining two independent clauses with a conjunction.)

On a side note, my kids flunked the first proofreading test this year because they made it harder than it really was. I had missing/incorrect end marks, capitalization, and spelling errors. They added quotes in strange places and a bajillion commas everywhere, even though we hadn't covered that yet. Maybe they just freaked out?
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:32 AM
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Can you have the students work in groups to correct their tests and justify why those are the corrections that should be made?
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interesting, review, test

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