Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ordinary Glosses

I'm quite sure that Bill Gates did not have source criticism or medieval poetry in mind when the wonks at Microsoft developed the comment/track changes feature in MS Word. But it turns out that it's a very efficient as an automated glossing tool, and it's what I used today to teach my students about said source criticism.

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  1. The track/changes feature has cut my grading in half. Now, in my upper level classes, students submit their essays electronically and I grade them electronically. Now, I don't restrain myself in the length of the comments out of fear that my wrist is going to hurt if I write too much. It has been marvelous.

  2. Just another kind of glossing on some level...