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Claire - Chapter 31 Corrections.

July 18, 2010
Posted at 10:51 pm
Updated: July 28, 2010 - 1:55 am

Well, Chapter 31 got posted and it seems that I can't see some of the errors until the story or chapter is posted. So as far as I can see, I got one word in there wrong. Poll instead of POOL. I'd have caught it if poll wasn't a valid word too.

It's a very common typo I make as sometimes my fingers lag a little so things don't come out the way I want and I only see the word I wanted in the first place when I go back and edit my text. My mind does that to me.

Also, I had the same thing happen with the missing quotation marks. I edited that line in the text and missed adding in the quotes where they were needed.

So anyway, I think that is all the errors in that chapter and I've already sent off a correction.

The real interesting part is one reader has already graded me with a "8" in technical for just those three typos. That's the "L" for an "O" and two missing quote marks.

To me that is just a little severe. "8" In a writing class that at the least would be an "A" downgraded to an "A-" not to something like a "B-"

Sometimes it would be nice if people who don't give good scores would at least OWN up to their score and EXPLAIN just why they gave the score they did.

Of course, I'm still wondering about the person that gave me a "4" for PLOT a while ago. This is not a Thesis I'm writing but a story here where Authors don't get anything for their efforts, except a head shaking situation like I just mentioned.