Writing a Paper? Avoid These Mistakes…

Have an important paper coming up? Don’t let all of your hard work go to waste! Avoid these common mistakes and you’ll be on your way to an A.

Mistake #1: Not proofreading. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to hand a paper in before reading it over. Once you finish, take a break for awhile and then come back to it. Check your spelling, punctuation, and the overall flow of the paper.

 

 

Don’t let this be you!

Mistake #2: Ignoring the directions. Pay attention to what is included in the instructions. If a professor puts something in the directions, make sure you do it or you’ll lose points.

 

Mistake #3: Formatting incorrectly. This mistake goes hand in hand with Mistake #2. In addition to making sure your written content is solid, check your formatting. This goes for margin alignment, headers, footers, and page numbers.

 

Mistake #4: Skipping the citations. Remember to cite ALL of your sources and to do so using proper methods. Not including a Works Cited page or including an incorrectly-formatted version is called plagiarism. You wouldn’t want someone stealing your work, would you?

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