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Visualizing Grammar in Word Processors:

A Possible Reality


By Danielle Hughes


Copyright 2013 Danielle Hughes


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Update – Currently I am considering if and how I would like to try to manufacture these ideas. Please be considerate in how you use them, especially if it is for profit.



When I took a German reading comprehension course a number of years ago, I had a teacher that was very interested in alternative methods of learning. She encouraged us to try new techniques and to explore what worked best for us. At that time, I color coded my German notes and the German language the part of language that was being used. I also color coded my flash cards. For all the reading and translation assignments I color coded the words with a colored marker to help me with the translation [or decoding] process and to help make sure that the words were correctly translated and put into the correct usage in the English.


Later I realized that it was possible to transfer this to a word processor and to have it as an option for something that the word processor could automatically do. It should also be possible to find a way to have automatically visualize the sentence structure through color and other visual organization systems.

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