Need someone to proofread your paper? Don't forget that both the JWU Writing Center and the JWU librarians can help you with that. You can schedule an appointment with the Writing Center by phone at 980-598-1500 or online through uSucceed. To contact a librarian, you can email your paper to us, chat with us online, visit the library in person, or set up an appointment by phone at 980-598-1611.
Proofreading is the process by which you or another person reads through your final paper to check for errors, miscommunications, and inconsistencies. ALWAYS proofread your paper before you turn it in to your professor. After you have proofread your paper, it is best to have another person proofread your paper afterward. Here are some resources for proofreading:
If you are proofreading someone else's paper, try using the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word. That way the writer can easily see changes that the proofreader has made without having to compare drafts side by side.
These are some of the most common grammar issues that students need to address in their academic essays:
This video shows some of the most commonly confused words in the English language.
Most of us know to capitalize the first letter of a sentence and to use a period at the end of a sentence -- but capitalization and punctuation are not always so simple. Check out the following links to make sure you are using capital letters, commas, colons, and semicolons correctly.
Georgia Tech presents six of the most common punctuation mistakes that students make.