Proofreading is the stage in the writing process in which the writer reviews the essay to check for surface errors
that were inadvertently included. Because it is frequently the final stage in the writing process, proofreading is
often omitted. Students may finish writing an essay late at night and may be too tired to review it.
Students may have procrastinated in completing the essay and barely have enough time to print a copy before class begins.
As a result, students are not submitting their best work and are not receiving the grades they expect. Sadly, some of the errors
that frequently appear on a final draft could have been detected and corrected had the student taken the time to proofread.
This workshop will present several proofreading strategies and alert you to the areas in which frequent errors occur.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this activity, you should be able to:
- Identify and apply key proofreading strategies
- Identify common surface errors that occur in essays
Before you start, you'll need to make sure you that have the
handouts for this activity and the Supplemental Learning
Workbook. If you don't, ask a tutor to help you.
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