ENC3 - FindingCommonErrors . patterns,.,beonthelookoutfor...

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Finding Common Errors Proofreading can be much easier when you know what you are looking for. Although everyone will have different error  patterns, the following are issues that come up for many writers. When proofreading your paper, be on the lookout for  these errors. Always remember to make note of what errors you make frequently—this will help you proofread more  efficiently in the future! Spelling Do NOT rely on your computer's spellcheck—it will not get everything!  Examine each word in the paper individually by reading carefully. Moving a pencil under each line of  text helps you to see each word.  If necessary, check a dictionary to see that each word is spelled correctly.  Be especially careful of words that are typical spelling nightmares, like "ei/ie" words and homonyms  like your/you're, to/too/two, and there/their/they're. Left-out and doubled words Reading the paper aloud (and slowly) can help you make sure you haven't missed or repeated any words. Fragment Sentences
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course ENC 2210 taught by Professor Rinne during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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ENC3 - FindingCommonErrors . patterns,.,beonthelookoutfor...

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