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How to proofread your Research Paper


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Significance of proofreading If a paper is not proofread meticulously before it is submitted, it will earn poor marks due to careless mistakes including misspelled words, typo errors, misplaced commas, problem with subject verb agreement etc.


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Most common proofreading mistakes that leads to poor marks ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Spelling Punctuation Grammar Wrong subject/verb agreement Spacing errors Non-inclusion of words from sentences


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Tips for carrying out effective proofreading ● As far as possible, don’t let distractions act as a hurdle while you are proofreading. ● Try reading the paper out loud. It will help you in observing errors that the eyes failed to see. ● One more effective tip is to read the paper backwards. It is not suggested to read the words in reverse but read the paragraphs in reverse. ● Ask a colleague to proofread your paper.


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Tips for carrying out effective proofreading

● Seek expert help from editing services like PhD Assistance ● Don’t rely only on the spell checker to find out your mistakes. ● Proofread each sentence by yourself.


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Look into these things too…

● With regard to each comma, what is the rule that is used for it? ● Are there any fragments or run-ons? ● Have you used semi-colons? If so, why have you used it?


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Look into these things too…

● Have you placed the apostrophe correctly? ● Does each sentence consist of punctuation marks?


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Consider the proper usage of pronouns:

● Don’t use the first and second person in academic writing. ● To be clear, don’t use your, you, yours, I , me, mine etc.


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Verbosity

� Let’s say a sentence is longer than three lines. It may happen that the sentence is not properly structured too. Try to be crisp and concise.


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Formatting

● Always have a keen eye on formatting including APA, MLA, etc. ● Don’t miss the following: ● Margins


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Formatting

● Headings ● References ● Font type and font size


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Follow these effective tips and get good grades in your dissertation. Thank you!

How to proofread your research paper  

If a paper is not proofread meticulously before it is submitted, it will earn poor marks due to careless mistakes including misspelled words...

How to proofread your research paper  

If a paper is not proofread meticulously before it is submitted, it will earn poor marks due to careless mistakes including misspelled words...

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