This code adds negative spacing around character "1" resulting in a more symmetrical placement of the period between "1" and "3", and positive spacing around en-dash. From the last figure it appears that — even after additional negative kerning — location of the period can be optimized further, but please note that such alternation of spacing should be done with care because neighbors of a given character can have different width. Strictly speaking, such spacing adjustments have to be performed via modification of the kerning pairs , but I found this way to be too time consuming for my level of LaTeX knowledge at the time of thesis writing, and decided to stay with the simpler microtype-based solution.
I think this is a winning idea for several reasons! First of all, I’m really intrigued by the idea of flipping the writing instruction so that students are doing more of their writing practice in the classroom where the support is available. I would imagine that this would lead to less student frustration and that students are finding themselves better equipped to tackle the roadblocks that occur during writing. I like the fact that this activity asks students to work collaboratively to create thesis statements and build off of each other’s ideas. Also, I really like the fact that the teacher models editing and thinking out loud. This is a great way to show students what you mean, rather than just telling them. Finally, making this activity fun with music and good-natured competition will most likely make for more engaged students. Love the fact that this idea can be adaptable to other mini writing lessons. Thanks for the great idea!
You can only get the feel of a place if you take the time to visit the schools on your list. Sometimes, all you have to do is walk into a classroom or around the campus to know immediately whether or not you want to be there. If the campus is too big, you may feel you’ll get lost in the crowd, or if a classroom is jam-packed with students, you may wonder how you’d ever get a question answered. The opposite is true also. Maybe the campus is small and you’re not sure if there are enough activities to keep you engaged in college life. Or, there are only a dozen students in each of your classrooms, and although you’ll probably get one-on-one attention from the professor, maybe you’d rather be less conspicuous. Do you get the feeling that the staff and faculty care about your career goals and will advise you in a direction that will benefit you individually? Find out too, especially if you’re a social person, if there are opportunities to join clubs and organizations related to your area of study. Check out fraternities and sororities to see if they match your interests and principles. Do you want to join extracurricular athletics and activities, or do you think you would rather just devote your time to your studies? What are the dorms like? Feeling happy on campus is huge, and taking the time to walk around and ask other students about their experiences will give you a sense of whether or not you’ll feel connected.