Students want their text to get to the point, and for their argument to be easy to understand. Their writing needs to be clear and concise.
Proofreading is a final check on a piece of finished work, so make sure you don’t start before you’ve, well, finished. Publishing houses send their proofs out to specialist proofreaders, but if you are proofing your own work, you need…
Getting off-screen and looking at your research in two and three dimensions can help you see the ‘big picture’ more clearly.
Printing a draft is like taking out a map halfway through a journey to remind yourself of where you’re going.
Written assignments can be particularly challenging for students whose first language is not English but there are ways to alleviate anxieties around writing.
To proofread, try printing out your work double spaced and in a different typeface.
Always print out your work before you submit it - I guarantee you'll spot mistakes you hadn't noticed on screen.
Always set aside your writing for at least 24 hours and come back to look at it with fresh eyes.