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Writing Science: Common Errors

Frequent Typos

Review these commonly misspelled words

  1. From, form
  2. Accept, except
  3. There, their, they’re
  4. Too, to, two
  5. Should have (should of)
  6. For, four, fore


Proofreading Tips

  • Have you avoided the errors that you have made in previous writing?
  • Review feedback from previous assignments!
  • Have you used language that is clear and easy to understand?
  • Have you avoided colloquialisms and jargon?
  • Is your language as concise as possible?
  • Have you maintained a formal tone?
  • Are any sentences awkward, too elaborate, or difficult to follow?
  • Have you avoided common grammatical errors?
  • Is your paper properly punctuated?

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