A slide deck on editing and proofreading for Senior high school students. Can be useful in younger grades too.
Text of Proofreading/Editing Tips
1. PROOFREADING AND EDITING Seven hints to success!
2. What is the difference? 3. Proofreading Spelling Grammar Punctuation 4. Editing Something different Check your cohesion Hows my stats? Am I making sense? Can my sentences be better? 5. Tip 1 Give it a rest Walk away Come back refreshed 6. Tip 2 One problem at a time Spelling Grammar Punctuation 7. Tip 3 Double-check your evidence Statistics Proper Names Titles Quotes Dates 8. Tip 4 Hard copy Print it out Read it on paper We spend less time per word on word we read on the screen 9. Tip 5 Read it aloud What makes sense in our heads doesnt always make sense to our ears 10. Tip 6 Dont be afraid of the spellchecker Dont rely on one Theyre there dogs toys over there. A spellchecker wouldnt find an error in the above sentence 11. Tip 7 Get HELP!!! Ask someone to read over your work Be willing to listen Everyone needs a little help