Editing and Proofreading

So you have the required amount of words on the page and your assignment is ready to submit.

Right? – Wrong!!

The first draft of your writing is rarely polished and ready to be turned in; you will not receive a good grade on this submission. The ability to both edit and proofread is vital for producing high-quality writing that will get you top marks.

This session will explain the difference between editing and proofreading, point out key things to look out for and offer some practical tips to help develop your skills in this area. It is a practical session that will allow you gain the skills required to proofread your own material and ensure that what you submit is the final draft, not the first draft.

Watch our Editing & Proofreading related Gimme Two Minutes Videos!

The Skills Centre 'Gimme Two Minutes' video series, available for viewing on YouTube, focuses on very basic concepts related to the academic writing and preparation skills, delivered by the University College Cork Skills Centre in a short and visual format. These videos can be used as self-learning tools and also give you a taste of what sessions and workshops the Skills Centre offers to UCC students.