Middlebury

 

Is there someone available to proofread student work?

CTLR has professional and peer tutors who work with students on improving the clarity of work, but do not do line editing for students.  Our aim is not to "fix" or "perfect" student writing, but to help students become better editors of their own work.  To accomplish this, we use strategies such as...

  • Identifying error patterns in student work
  • Pointing out sections of work that are unclear, and explaining what hinders clarity from a reader's perspective
  • Sharing organizational strategies and other techniques that help students to clarify their argument
  • Directing students toward print or online resources for further grammar instruction

Ultimately, we work as "educators" and not "editors," in that our goal is to facilitate improvement and independence in the long-term.