The Editor’s Corner

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10 EASY STEP TO WRITING AN ESSAY

Read the essay question carefully

  • Highlight key words.
  • Use the dictionary to check the meaning of any unfamiliar words.
  • Identify the task words that indicate what needs to be done, eg ‘discuss’, ‘explain’, ‘compare’.
 
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FOR THE PROOFREADER — THREE BASIC STEPS

1. Read your essay aloud. When we labor over sentences, we can sometimes lose sight of the larger picture, of how all the sentences sound when they’re read quickly one after the other, as your readers will read them. When you read aloud, your ear will pick up some of the problems your eye might miss…

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EDITING THE ESSAY

1. Read your essay aloud. When we labor over sentences, we can sometimes lose sight of the larger picture, of how all the sentences sound when they’re read quickly one after the other, as your readers will read them. When you read aloud, your ear will pick up some of the problems your eye might miss…