Editing and proofreading

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Editing and proofreading

  1. 1. Editing and Proofreading your Paper--It’s Like a Smooth Landing on a Windy Day Karen S. Wright
  2. 2.  Make sure your research agrees with paper Have plenty of supporting evidence; Print a hard copy of your paper since it is easier to read than the computer screen.
  3. 3. Grammatical errors Structure and style Clarity Accuracy of information
  4. 4. •Wording-Avoid verbosity and be concise •Transitions between and sentences and paragraphs •References Edit Your Paper
  5. 5. • Vary your sentence length • Begin some of your sentences with dependent clauses • Eliminate as many passive verbs as possible • Look for and eliminate all first person pronouns • Check subject-verb agreement
  6. 6.  Make sure all paragraphs have a topic sentence and relevant support  Check punctuation  Check for any omitted words  Check for homophones (their, there, they’re, effect, affect)
  7. 7. More to Consider Make sure your paper has an introduction that pulls your readers into the paperDelete any unrelated points or points that weaken your argument Integrate and correctly document your quotations into your paper Check your Works Cited for
  8. 8. And Finally. . . If you have done all that is necessary, you will be as happy as a fuzzy creature looking for nuts on a cool autumn morning.

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