Tips for Proofreading

by Suzanne

When doing a research assignment, one tip for proofreading your paper before submission is to read the the essay from the bottom up, going sentence by sentence.


That is, you read the very last sentence, the sentence before the last one, and then the sentence before that one. This takes each individual sentence out of context.

When we read anything, we naturally read the sentence the way it is supposed to be read; we fill in words that aren't there or overlook a word or two that doesn't belong.

Take a look at the first sentence of this paragraph. Did you notice the extra "the"?

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