It occurred to me reading this week’s assignments how annoying and distracting those pesky green squiggly lines in MS Word really are. Despite the intention to aid students in their understanding of grammar I think they do more harm then good. From my own personal experience, take say our last assignment, as I was writing my Techo Lit Bio I continuously had MS Word underline my grammar “mistakes” and no matter how many times I ignored the suggestion the lines just kept coming back. I found this to be extremely frustrating and impossible to ignore. I can’t imagine asking students to ignore these very same lines that I myself could not stop thinking about. I like some of the suggestions that the readings had to offer but I am left wondering if the good old fashioned paper and pen rough draft might be the way to go in getting students to proof read on their own and with their peers before turning to those pesky green squiggly lines for help. Thoughts?