Editing and proofreading
In order to produce an assignment that is as professional as possible, you must proofread. Take your time when proofreading. One way to check your assignment is to read it aloud, or even tape record yourself reading it and then play it back. You could also ask a friend or family member to read over the assignment for you.
This video lecture discusses the process of refining a draft assignment to improve the flow and clarity of the writing.
In this section
- Formatting and layout
- Word limits and assignment length
- Other punctuation
- Sentence fragments
- American vs. British spelling
- Commonly confused words
Check whether your overall structure makes sense and covers all necessary aspects of the question.
- Essay structure
- Report structure
- Business report structure
- Lab report structure
- Literature review structure
- Research proposal structure
Does your assignment move from point to point in a way that gives the reader a clear sense of direction? See the section on creating paragraphs that flow.