Academic writing prompts: avoiding grammar mistakes

If you are in college, then you know how difficult it can be to “juggle” with all the things you have to do. You may have to work for your pocket money, you may have to involve yourself in different organizations to gain actual work experience, you may have to travel home now and then, and you will most certainly want to socialize at the same time as well. And in between all these things and the fact that one day only has 24 hours, you will also have to make sure that you deliver all your term papers within the deadline and that you deliver them in great quality.

In the end, this is one of the most important things you learn in college: that every single minute makes the difference and that you do not have enough time to spend on things that are worthless or with people that do not actually make you feel good.

When you have to deliver academic papers, do make sure that you allow yourself enough time to research them, to write them and to make sure that they are all in order. In most of the times, this will also include a thorough grammar check. Regardless of the field of your study, grammar will be extremely important and you may even get a lower grade for a bad grammar even if you are just writing a paper on quantum physics. The reason behind this is quite easy to understand: this is the academic level and such mistakes cannot be allowed.

After all, how can someone trust the findings of a researcher who cannot use proper English grammar?

If you want to learn more about how to make sure that your paper is free of all grammar errors, then do follow the next tips:

  • Make sure that you leave at least a couple of days between the date you finish the paper and the date you deliver it. Rest a bit and take your mind off the paper and then proceed with re-reading it. Be very careful about spotting anything that may sound funny or unclear.
  • Do make good use of technology. Your writing software most likely has a grammar spell-check option. Make sure to use it properly and to modify anything the software may underline.
  • Also, you should know that there are some software applications out there that deal exclusively with grammar checks (and they will check for punctuation, syntax and spelling as well). While they may be paid (the very high-end ones are, at least), they will also be very reliable.

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