Edit - Formal Control

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Literate people have the ability to identify locally and globally whether and how well word choice and phrasing convey the intended meaning. They have sufficient metacognitive control to reason about alternative wordings and phrasings and come up with alternatives that work better in context.

The skills mobilized by an effective editor are reflective and metalinguistic. They enable people to communicate about their own linguistic choices, and this ability supports a wide range of collaborative literacy practices. Knowledge of grammar and grammatical terminology form part of this skill to the extent that they support metalinguistic awareness of how meaning is formally encoded by text.




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