Assignment: Proofreading

  1. Work through your essay draft at least one more time, this time focusing on lower-order concerns.  Follow the proofreading advice offered in this section.
  2. Consider all of the final touches:
    • subject-verb agreement
    • verb tense consistency
    • end-of-sentence punctuation (periods, exclamation marks, question marks)
    • internal punctuation (commas, colons, semicolons, apostrophes)
    • spelling
    • capital letters
    • page formatting
  3. Prepare the final draft of your essay, making the strongest version of your work possible.  Work with your tutors at the Enhancement Center as needed to finalize the essay.