How to Proofread Your Essay
Proofreading your essay is the final straw of success. Many people write pseudo-excellent essays and wonder why they get the "B" in red ink when essays are graded. The reason with less-than-perfect scores is usually in the proofreading...or lack thereof.
No matter who you are or how well you write and research, you must always proofread your own essays, and preferably have someone else proofread it, as well. People write often and can become immune to their own work. Consequently, they do not see simple typos and grammatical errors that can easily be found and fixed. You don't want a perfectly fantastic essay — especially one over which you have slaved — ruined by a few spelling errors.
Here are a few tips on how to proofread your essay:
If you go through all of these steps for each essay you write, you will inevitably find all erroneous and extraneous errors in the writing. Your own eyes will find most errors, especially if you use color-coded systems and re-read the writing numerous times. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of having someone else proofread your essay for these errors. Other people will be able to pick up on problems that you cannot see in your own work. BookRags offers an essay editing service that you may use for this purpose.