Hundreds of students get into troubles being accused of academic plagiarism due to inability to properly cite their sources.
15 January, 2014
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When you write your term paper the final stage of the process is proofreading. Proofreading requires time and effort.
A lot of students often fail to understand the relevance of proofreading their educational documents before they submit the same to the committee. Silly mistakes like punctuation errors, spelling mistakes often reflect carelessness on the part of the students. It shows that the student does not have an eye for the details and hence may not be suited for the institution. However, one of the greatest advantages with these mistakes is that they can be easily corrected without investing much time. Here is how you can save a lot of time checking the errors:
Step One: Start with simple proofreading. One of the best ways to proofread is read your document aloud. You are the only one who knows what you intend to say and bring in front of the committee by means of you document and hence as you read through the document you can easily spot the errors and correct them. One should not rely on the spell check software's completely. A lot of errors simply catch your attention and can be corrected with a re-reading of the document. One can break this activity between the topics and pages and come out with great results all of which can produce great results in terms of how your dissertation looks.
Step Two: Instead of beating around the bush, your document and writing should be more direct and straight away lead you to the topic. Avoid using terms like 'I believe that' or 'In my opinion' in your educational document.
Step Three: There are a lot of writers who extensively use thesaurus with a belief that their document will get an exclusivity. However, this may not be correct as there are a lot of words which you get using the thesaurus all of which do not give the desired meaning to the educational document.
Step Four: Don’t waste the reader’s time with gaps in your reasoning. Readers will not be fooled by a slew of words meant only to hide the fact that you don’t have sufficient information. Get rid of vague thoughts and replace it with research.
Step Five: Avoid repetitions. Try and check the document for the use of words which are acronyms or abbreviations. These words do not look great in a educational document.
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