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Proofreading

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Amy Northcote

on 20 March 2014

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Transcript of Proofreading

Learn to spot your errors and correct them
Proofreading and editing
What is
proofreading?
Why is it SO important anyway?
If you are producing something
for other people
to read you should always
check it for accuracy.
Task 2 - A little quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/editing-and-proofreading
know the different stages of writing
recognise some errors in a piece of text
correct some errors in a piece of text
All of you will...
Some of you will...
explain the best ways to correct errors in a piece of text
explain how corrections improve a text
1.
Content
- to make sure you have included everything you wanted to say

2.
Spelling
- to make sure you have used the correct words

3.
Punctuation
- to make sure that the meaning is clear

4.
Grammar
- to make sure that it sounds right
Proofreading - Look at several things:
1. Ideas
2. What should I focus on?
3. What should it look like?
4. Write a first draft
5. Look back over your writing
6. Make changes
7. Proofread your final copy
Complete the quiz.
Discuss your answers.
Share your answers with the group.
TASK 1

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-stopwatch/
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-stopwatch/
Have a look at the texts and make the necessary corrections.
Proofreading - Let's get started!
List the stages of writing in order
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