Why Proofreading Is Important

Proofreading is checking a draft when it is almost ready to turn in. When proofreading, you are only checking for minor errors, such as spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Although it is one of the last issues addressed in writing a paper, it is an essential part of the writing process.

Common Grammar Errors

Tense Shifts
Passive vs Active Sentences
Misspelled and Dangling Modifiers
Lack of Parallelism
Incomplete Sentences
Run on Sentences

Pay attention to specific errors you detect and make a note of which errors occur most frequently so that you know what to look for in your writing. Everyone has strong and weak areas, and all writers improve when they make a consistent effort to be aware of their weaknesses.

Also See:

Proofread Revise Polish

When to Proofread

proofreading marks / symbols

Proofreading Tips

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