In this activity, you will practise how to effectively edit and proofread your own writing.
It's important that you can effectively proofread in order to ensure that your writing is accurate and well-structured.
When you proofread your writing, you need to evaluate and edit carefully:
Check that your use of vocabulary and grammar enhances and clarifies the meaning
Check there is the use of a consistent tense
Check the subject-verb agreement is suitable
Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors.
I wennt to a swimming lesson on saturday morning
Correction of example:
I went to a swimming lesson on Saturday morning.
To accurately edit this sentence, we had to correct spelling, missing use of a capital letter and add a full stop.
I was happy.
Edit this sentence so that the writing is more interesting to read.
I was deliriously ecstatic - I could not believe that I had won the competition! I beamed from ear to ear!
Let's move on and have a go at some proofreading in the questions that follow.