Reflecting On Your Writing: Proofreading
Reflecting on Your Writing: Proofreading
Proofreading and ensuring correct grammar and punctuation is an important final step before completing any scholarly writing assignment. Be sure to allot the necessary time for this step when planning the timeline for this and future assignments.
This week’s Learning Resources will help you better understand the proofreading tools available to you so that you can submit a strong final draft. For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing in relation to final proofreading. Based on what you have learned from the week’s Resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on proofreading. You may also choose to reflect on any grammar- or punctuation-related strategies you have used in the past or are currently using.
- Review the Learning Resources on proofreading.
- Review the Learning Resources on grammar and punctuation.
- Reflect on your writing process in relation to proofreading. You may even choose to consider how you approached this specific assignment in relation to proofreading, grammar, and/or punctuation.
By Tuesday 01/09/18 by 10 pm, post a 1- to 2-paragraph reflection with at least 1 reference on your use of proofreading. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you will apply concepts of proofreading in this week’s Assignment.) In addition, identify any grammar-related issues in your writing and ways you have addressed them in this course.
Finally, post your Final Plan and Course of Action timeline for your colleagues to review. Your Final Plan and Course of Action consists of 1–2 sentences where you outline your plan for finishing your essay, including the exact sentence, “I will submit the final draft of my evaluative essay for WCSS 6060/6061: Graduate Writing II by XX/XX/20XX.” You may also add the phrase, “I will complete final proofreading, editing, and revision of my evaluative essay by XX/XX/20XX.” Be sure to fill in the date that you will complete your revision and submit your final draft!
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