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Proofreading Symbols

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A short presentation on common symbols used for editing essays

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Proofreading Symbols

  1. 1. Proofreading Symbols<br />By: Roy Z. Gonzalez Torres<br />University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla<br />© RGT<br />
  2. 2. New Paragraph<br />C<br />C Many Children have ^lived in the White House.<br />© RGT<br />
  3. 3. Capital Letter<br />Theodore roosevelt’s family may have been the most spirited bunch<br />© RGT<br />
  4. 4. Lowercase letter<br />His son, Quentin, once snuck a Pony inside.<br />© RGT<br />
  5. 5. Insert<br />^<br />Why did Quentin do that ^He wanted to cheer up his brother^<br />© RGT<br />
  6. 6. Delete (take out)<br />Theodore Roosevelt he had six kids.<br />© RGT<br />
  7. 7. Add a period<br />Archie and Quentin were the youngest <br />.<br />© RGT<br />
  8. 8. Add an apostrophe<br />,<br />Alice and Theodore Rooseveltsoldest child.<br />© RGT<br />
  9. 9. Add a comma<br />^<br />,<br />Some people thought Alice was too wild ^ and they criticized Roosevelt. <br />© RGT<br />
  10. 10. Add quotation marks<br />V V<br />“<br />“<br />V<br />He responded, I can be president or I can supervise Alice. Nobody could do both. <br />© RGT<br />
  11. 11. Transpose (reverse)<br />The Rooesvelt kids had fun in the White House.<br />© RGT<br />
  12. 12. move<br />[<br />They slid [ on silver trays down the stairs .<br />© RGT<br />
  13. 13. Stet (leave as it is)<br />They walked through the hallways on stilts.<br />……………………<br />© RGT<br />
  14. 14. Insert space<br />#<br />The president evenplayed sometimes.<br />#<br />© RGT<br />
  15. 15. Close up space<br />He liked Hide-and-Seek and pillow fights!<br />© RGT<br />

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