Resources

We regularly post free resources to help you write.

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Spelling

Here is a cheat sheet to provide you with a convenient list of the most commonly misspelt words in English. Print out the attached pdf and stick it on your wall for quick reference.

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How to proofread your own work

Here are 10 easy ways to proofread your own work.

These are:

  1. Wait a few days before proofreading your work.
  2. Avoid distractions.
  3. Read your work out loud to someone.
  4. Double check spellings of academic, scientific and technical terms.
  5. Proofread all parts of your work.
  6. Print out a hard copy of your work.
  7. Check your work for overused words.
  8. Proofread small chunks of text at a time.
  9. Use a spell checker.
  10. Proofread your work slowly.

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I would definitely recommend Samantha as a proofreader. As a dyslexic student, I have found her most invaluable. It's great not to have to ask my friends to check my spelling, particularly when I am a bit sensitive about it. Samantha even proofreads the smallest of things I write, and treats my dyslexia with respect, which is really nice.

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