Editing and proofreading are essential stages of the revision process. The quality of your assignment can greatly improve with the correction of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors. Here are some tips and techniques to try: 


  • Give yourself a break from your assignment before proofreading. This will help you approach your work with a fresh perspective. Print off your draft and read out loud, this will help you identify any awkward or unclear sentences that need to be rewritten.  


  • Run your assignment through a spellcheck program for basic spelling and grammar mistakes, and make sure its set to English (Australian). 


  • Review your assignment task list and check you have followed all the instructions and included all the required components. Colour coding your assignment can be helpful to cross check you have addressed all the components in your assignment. 


  • Check for consistency making sure that your formatting, punctuation and spelling are consistent throughout your assignment. 


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