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Proofreading and Revision

 "I need to correct my grammar. Can you help me?"

We hear this a lot!

Checking for grammatical errorsoften called proofreadingis an important step in polishing your writing before you submit it, but it's not the only thing you should do once you've finished writing.

If you focus only on correct grammar and spelling, you are missing many other opportunities to improve your writing (and your grade!).

We recommend that you go through your paper at least twice to check for other ways to revise your paper before moving on to the proofreading stage.

Of course, we understand that you want to make sure that your writing is grammatically correct, too, so this section gives you a step-by-step guide for revising and then proofreading your paper. We also discuss some of the tools you can use to help you proofread your writing.

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