Proof-reading means checking your text thoroughly to find and rectify typographic and grammatical, stylistic and orthographic inaccuracies. Do not make typesetting and verbal adjustments if you need to work on focusing, organizing and developing the entire document, section or paragraph. Put your text aside for a while (15 min, one or two days ) between typing and proofreading.
A little space from the text will help you to recognize errors more readily. Remove unneeded words before searching for errors. In the leaflet of the Schreibzentrum you can see how to spell clear, succinct and straightforward phrases. Based on the commentaries of your professor or a typing centre teacher on past paper, make a record of errors that you need to pay attention to.
It prevents you from jumping over possible errors. You can use the computer's troubleshooter to find the errors you're likely to make. When you are inclined to make many errors, look for each type of errors individually, move from the most to the least important, and the following techniques works best for you to identifying this type of errors.
Like, for example, once through (backwards, phrase by phrase) to look for pieces; again through (forward) to be sure that subject and verb match, and again (perhaps with the help of a computer lookup for "this,""it," and "they") to track prehistory Pronoun. Finish with a spell checking, a computer spell checking, or backwards verbatim.
However, please keep in mind that a spell check does not detect errors with a homonym (e.g. "they are", "their", "there") or certain typing errors (such as "he" for "they"). Writing Center provides many writing studios, among them a series of English language studios. There are a number of manuals available in the Writing Center, and each Writing Center computer has an on-line manual.
Contact a writing centre trainer. While Writing Center trainers will not review your paper, they will be happy to help you clarify errors, find ways to help troubleshoot and troubleshoot them, and pass on Writing Center hand-outs that are focused on specific issues. Learn how to make an interview with a Writing Center teacher.