how to make a most corrective proofreading
Proofreading is not easy, especially if you have spent hours staring into the computer screen, trying to make your work become something more and something better than it is. We have some general advices that will help you make the most out of proofreading no matter how good or bad you are at it.
Well, firstly, you should read your document once. Recall all the content and grammar that you have used, make sure that it looks exactly like you want it to look. Then, you should leave it for a bit. The length of this stage depends on how much time is left until the submission deadline. For example, if you have two more days left, let your document stay inside the “schoolwork” folder on your desktop screen. Once some time have passed, open it again you will see it freshly, just as if you are seeing it for the first time in your life. This time you will be more attentive and notice the details that were hidden from you last time.
There are couple of more advices that we have prepared for you. Read you work aloud. Read it aloud just for yourself or for other people as well. Even if it is your family and friends, they feedback might be helpful. Sometimes, when a person writes something, it may seem smart on the paper or inside their head. However, once it is being said out loud, it makes absolutely no sense. It works the opposite way, too, so be careful. It happens sometimes that an idea seems unworthy, but when you say it out loud, some magic happens. We recommend you use this strategy.
If you plan to do a quick review with your family and friends, it may be helpful as well. Do not hesitate to reach out for help! Use all the resources you have – you friends, university writing studio or online grammar checker. Whatever works best for you. People around you have never heard your work, so they will be more attentive when hearing it for the first time, when compared to you, who has seen and heard your own work for many times.
Before submitting your document, make sure that everything you have cited is formatted correctly. If it is not, you will get a plagiarism penalty. It is a very serious violation of an academic honor code and you need to take a responsibility for it. Do not even try to fool plagiarism checkers your school is using. They are expensive tools equipped with a cutting-edge technology. Instead, paraphrase and format all of your material correctly. Double-check your data and make sure you are not misinterpreting someone else’s findings. It will also be considered a plagiarism and you will face a point reduction or even an FF grade.
To proofread effectively, make sure that you are taking a good care of your physical and mental health. Sleep at least 6 hours at night and you will see how your productiveness will peak. Remember that even the best sports car can’t ride if it has no gas. Your body works just same – if you are not getting enough sleep and food, your body is low on fuel and will never work properly. These things are very important to your mental activity, so do not ignore these basic advises.
We wish you good luck and hope that you will succeed in your studies!