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Overused words

If you find yourself repeating the same words continually you will find this cheat sheet invaluable. Download the free PDF to find out which words are the most overused and suggestions for synonyms to replace them with. For example:

  • important: significant, substantial, meaningful, critical, vital, notable

With this cheat sheet your work will become an absorbing read!


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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