How Proofreading Can Improve Your Writing

The Benefits of Proofreading

Proofreading Tips

  1. Consider printing out your work or altering the document formatting; this can help you view your work as if it were written by a classmate.
  2. Place a separate piece of paper over your work to block out unread pieces of text while you proofread each line to help you concentrate on each word of your paper individually.
  3. If you or your teachers have identified certain weaknesses in your writing, review your work with the goal of addressing those areas. For example, writers who find punctuation problematic can print out their papers and highlight or circle punctuation marks to determine if they’re both necessary and appropriate.

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