Re: PROACTIVE: It's a Word

Subject: Re: PROACTIVE: It's a Word
From: Marvin Cochrane <cochrane -at- TSUFL -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 22:07:59 -0500

Darn if I don't have to delurk every once in a great while.


>> They are PROACTIVE rather than reactive learners."
>and that makes it right? Do my usages in my books get raised to this
>I concede the citation, but he could have far correctly written:
>"They are active rather than passive readers."
>I fail to see the need for confusing the issue with non-standard
>language use (doesn't that come from Tech Writing 101)?
Reactive readers react, they are not passive readers.

When you edit, be careful to first understand the author's message.

Marv Cochrane

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