Dear Martin
my own English Literature students took to working with XML in Oxygen very
quickly. I had them doing some basic markup on a poem in 3 hours - thanks
to James Cummings' worksheets! I also agree that getting them to work via
Word seems a long way around and perhaps unnecessarily complicated.

Hope that helps,
(my first post to this list ...)

On 27 April 2017 at 02:54, Nesvet, Rebecca <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> > Agree with ELisa. My undergraduate English Lit students... about 40 in 2
> semesters, encoding and marking up 43 chapters of Victorian fiction ...
> have also learned angle brackets in one day, as well as things like &#8211;
> versus &#8212; . It's vocab, and they have been doing vocab since
> elementary school. Having them handwrite a "vocab list" of code seems to
> root in in their minds. Or maybe it's Elisa's pedagogy, as I learned coding
> in her workshop.

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