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Proof-reading. By: Katie, and Jessica. Proof-reading. Revise your paper to your satisfaction. You locate and correct all errors, mechanical and typographical. When proofreading…. Make sure you check: Paragraph structure Sentence structure Sentence error Spelling Typographical errors

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proof reading

Proof-reading

By:

Katie, and Jessica

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Proof-reading
  • Revise your paper to your satisfaction.
  • You locate and correct all errors, mechanical and typographical.
when proofreading
When proofreading…
  • Make sure you check:
  • Paragraph structure
  • Sentence structure
  • Sentence error
  • Spelling
  • Typographical errors
  • Word choice and usage
proofreading tips
Proofreading Tips
  • Spell checking programs:
  • Don’t rely on them.
  • Spell check doesn’t catch all problems.
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Proofreading Tips
  • Check your punctuation.
  • Incorrect apostrophes
  • Period placement
  • Commas placement
  • Other punctuation errors
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Proofreading Tips
  • Consistency
  • Check for it!
  • Important for the flow of your paper.
  • Check to make sure the paper flows easily for your reader.
  • Make sure your reader can understand what they read.
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Proofreading Tips
  • Spelling of words.
  • Check for proper usage of nouns and verbs.
  • Watch for typos.
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Proofreading Tips
  • Complete Sentences
  • Incomplete sentences can distract the reader.
  • Sentence fragments should only be used in fiction or creative writings.
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Proofreading Tips
  • Connect your section properly.
  • Check to see whether or not it is coherent.
  • Check for weak points.
  • Do more research if necessary.
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Proofreading Tips
  • Get a friend to read it.
  • They can catch things you can’t see.
  • This tip is rarely used in college.
proofreading techniques
Proofreading Techniques
  • A fresh perspective
  • Take breaks in between writing and reading your paper.
  • Ask someone to read the paper to you.
    • This technique can be used to catch distractions and places where you stumble.
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Proofreading Techniques
  • Use a check list
  • This technique can be used to check editing.
  • To keep the check list up to date, you should modify it every time you get a paper back with mistakes.
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Proofreading Techniques
  • Use a computer.
  • Print a draft just for proofreading.
  • Use large print to help catch the mistakes.
  • Use large spacing to give you room to write in corrections.
why is proofreading important
Why Is proofreading important?
  • It helps you find errors in your papers.
  • Helps the final copy show that the writer is thorough and organized.
works cited
Works Cited

“Proofreading Techniques.” UWC Helpful Handouts. 16 March 2004. 04 Oct. 2005 <http://www.uwc.ucf.edu/Writing%20Resources/Handouts/proof_techniques.htm>.

Robinson, Ella. “Writer’s Tools.” 10 Tips for Proofreading your Work. 10 July 2005. 27 Sept 2005 <http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/writers_grammar_tools/116442>.

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Works Cited

Rodrigues, Dawn and Myron C. Tuman. Writing Essentials with quick – reference coverage of writing online.. 2nd, ed. New York: W W Norton & Company, 1999.

“The Essay Proofreading.” The Uvic Writing Guide. 13 May. 1995. 27 September 2005 <http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/ProofPresentProofing.html>.