Editing and proofreading

Proofreading tips

Pick out the good proofreading tips activity.

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Quick tips for tutors

  • Rs/E1.1; Rs/E2.4; Ww/E1.1; Ww/E1.2; Ws/E1.2; Ws/E1.3; Ws/E2.3; Ws/E2.4
  • Working in groups, pairs or individually, learners will identify which of the options are good proofreading tips.
  • Learners can tick or cross the good and bad tips. If the cards are cut out, this could also be used as a sorting activity or role play.
  • Discuss which tips learners find most useful. They could rank the cards.
  • Do learners have any other tips they use that haven’t been suggested on the sheet? To extend the activity, work with learners to make more cards based on the findings of a discussion with individual learners or as a group.