Thursday, May 12, 2005

Revisiting How We Address Usage Errors

Mike Rose

I agree with Kathy Evans' take on addressing usage errors. Readers sometimes take my concerns about a grammar focus (in Lives on the Boundary) or my findings about "premature editing" (in the early writer's block study) as a wholesale condemnation of instruction in grammar, usage, etc., but I like Kathy's formulation and advice.