Switch things up with a BACKWARDS typing activity

July 31st, 2017 Mike Gecawich

If you’ve ever had to edit your own writing you’ll know that it can be really difficult to notice errors on things that we’ve created ourselves, as our minds automatically fill in we’d intended to say.

I’ve found that a great way to counteract that “error-skipping” tendency is to read my writing in reverse.

Reading the paragraphs in reverse forces my mind into a different mode of thinking, and I catch errors and repetitions that I might have glossed over if I was reading it regularly.

The key in this approach is to look at the subject from a different angle — back to front.

This week you can help your students benefit from this mind-opening activity with a fun typing exercise – Type it Backwards.

By typing in the letters of the alphabet in reverse, students can activate a new way of thinking as you switch things up in their typing practice.

Ti od s’tel!
(Let’s do it!)!

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