Polishing your draft to correct errors in English.
Proofread to identify and eliminate any errors in grammar, spelling,
Don’t begin the editing process immediately
after redrafting; you’re too tired!Also, you’ll ghost write and automatically fill in the gaps because
what you meant to say is too fresh in your memory.Put it away for a day or two.
Use a proofreading checklist of grammar and
spelling errors that you most frequently make.Be prepared to read your draft several times as
you check for errors.
Read your paper backwards!Start from the bottom of your paper, read
the last sentence first, then the next-to-lastsentence, etc. all the way to the beginning sentence.
Team up with a classmate and become proofreading
partners.After you have edited your
own papers, swap and edit each other’s.He/She may find several error s you missed.
Use a computer spell check to find spelling
If you write the sentence “I fell tired.”spell check will not pick up that “fell” is
the wrong word and that it should have been “feel.”It will only recognize that fell was