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posted by Mary

I have a question, can jiskha tutors look over essays, give suggestions and fix any grammatical errors? or is that too much?

  1. bobpursley

    Yes we do that, but it depends on students proofing their own work first, and secondly our workload at the time.

    Nearly all essays get proofed, but we are limited on workload.

  2. Mary

    Okay thank you! Because I posted my essay about donkey skin couple days ago but never got a response. So I hope you guys can look at it again when i post it because I proofread it.

  3. Writeacher

    Before you re-post it, please go over your paper with all of the following in mind. Thanks to PsyDAG for the following:

    "In the future, if nobody is available to proofread your work, you can do this yourself. After writing your material, put it aside for a day — at least several hours. (This breaks mental sets you might have that keep you from noticing problems.) Then read it aloud as if you were reading someone else's work. (Reading aloud slows down your reading, so you are less likely to skip over problems.)"

    [You can also either read it aloud to someone else or have someone else read it aloud to you! (The latter works really well!)]

    "If your reading goes smoothly, that is fine. However, wherever you "stumble" in your reading, other persons are likely to have a problem in reading your material. Those 'stumbles' indicate areas that need revising.

    "Once you have made your revisions, repeat the process above. Good papers often require many drafts."

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    And here are some really good websites that will help, too.

    http://blog.eduify.com/index.php/2009/10/28/editing-secrets-everyone-should-know/

    http://www.sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us/staff/dehogue/FSSH/proof.htm

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/proofing.htm

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