English

posted by .

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

  • English -

    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.

  • English -

    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.

  • English -

    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."

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    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

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. English Essay

    I am writing an literary essay about The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro with the topic of "self-deception as self-destruction". Could someone proofread my introduction so far and help me fix any grammatical errors?
  2. English, about my essay

    Hi, thanks for your kind reply. I am following MLA format, except some parts need to be underlined ("Welcome" IRRI) -> IRRI has to be underlined, but this site doesn't have underlines, i think. My teacher told me that what I did …
  3. English

    1. He is helping an old man get on the bus. 2. He is helping an old man get onto the bus. (Which preposition do I have to use?
  4. English-For Jiskha Tutors

    Can some of you please take a look at my previous English posts. They are all on this page, and I need all of them to be checked. Please and thank you:-)
  5. Science

    Could someone please have a moment to look at my science posts as well; I want Jiskha tutors to help me with them, thank you very much for all the help you could give me:-)
  6. To "adeliine"

    Your posts have been removed. 1. Type your subject in the School Subject box, not some obscure abbreviation that tutors here won't understand. Any other words are likely to delay responses from a teacher who knows that subject well. …
  7. For Lily

    Please do not append a new question at the end of somebody else posting. Your question will likely be passed over, since most tutors will not look at a posting if they see that it has been answered. http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?
  8. enlgish

    not a question, just want you to check my revision of a draft with an action lead in. this is just the revision of the beginning, i may post more revisions of my draft for the middle and end, and will probably ask questions in the …
  9. jiskha

    so im wondering, what time do the main tutors log off of jiskha ?
  10. Essay

    I have written an essay that is a couple page. I used Grammarly to check for errors but it says there are a bunch of advanced errors. I want to fix those ones but don't know what they are or where to look. Is there a website I can …

More Similar Questions