ORGANIZING YOUR RESEARCH WORK: PROOFREADING YOUR PAPER

Proofreading is the act of searching for errors before you hand in your final research paper. Errors can be both grammatical and typographical in nature, but also include identifying problems with the narrative flow of your paper [i.e., the logical sequence of thoughts and ideas], issues with concise writing, and finding any word processing errors [e.g., different font types, indented paragraphs, line spacing, uneven margins, etc.].

Strategies for Proofreading your Paper
Before You Proofread

Be sure you've revised the larger aspects of the text. Don't make corrections at the sentence and word level [the act of editing] if you still need to work on the overall focus, development, and organization of the paper or you need to re-arrange or change specific sections….

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