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Error analysis

  1. 1. Error analysisfor Academic Writing
  2. 2. Error AnalysisRead the short paper North Sea Archaeology and together with a partner correct it with the help of the followingquestions:1. Does the article contain examples of I, we or other personal pronouns? If so, underline theseinstances.2. Are there any sentences that begin with but, because or and? How can these sentences becorrected?3. Underline all the more formal negatives (e.g. not…any becomes no)4. Does the author address the reader as you? If so, please underline.5. Does the author use too many words to make a point? Please underline.6. Are there instances in which you would prefer a passive voice? Please correct.7. Are all the references correct? (e.g. The study….. wind turbines. They perform….). Correct thosethat are incorrect.8. Can you distinguish any relative clauses? Are the relative pronouns correct?9. Are there any summary words that you can improve? (e.g. this increase/drop/phenomenon/ orany other option)10. Look at the organization of the text and comment on the paragraph structure. (e.g. does eachparagraph deal with one topic only?)

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