Refining and proofreading your draft

When you’re done with the rough draft, take a break so that you can come back to your writing with fresh eyes. When you pick up your draft again, ask yourself:

  • Is my writing clear?
  • Do my ideas make sense?
  • Are my points and conclusions supported by evidence?
  • Do I avoid repetition?
  • Do I use proper grammar and spelling?
  • How does it sound read out loud?

Make sure you have enough time before your deadline to show your draft to others. Another point of view can help you polish your paper and catch inconsistencies and mistakes.

After you make any necessary corrections and improvements, proofread your draft again. Continue refining until you’re happy with your work.

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