Proofreading

I’ve not been blogging much because I have been far too busy to blog. However, I am appealing to my reader(s) if there are any. I’m doing a research paper for English 3510 (English for Elementary Educators) on effective methods of teaching proofreading. I would like some input from those who write, blog, are college students, etc. What ways of proofreading have you been taught, or perhaps teach? What works for you and how do you help others in proofreading papers? I know I still need help in proofreading my own work; however, that is beside the point. 

Any help I could receive I would be forever thankful. 

Upcoming things

I’ve been away for a while, I apologize.

I’ve had a lot of things come up here of late, so I’ve been neglecting my blog.

Here’s what I’ve got going on in my life:

  • October 7: Orientation (Amazon) 7:00 to 3:00p.m.
  • October 11: BARBRA STREISAND: Back to Brooklyn 7:00p.m.
  • October 20: First day of work

I’m also doing research on two term papers that are due the 23rd and 1st of November.

First, I’m doing research for my formal essay in Grammar class. I’d like to talk about comma splices, and the difficulties some people have with proofreading their own work.

But as I’m doing my research, I’ve come a bitter understanding: I suck at English. I suck at writing grammatical sentences. I’ve even started to question why I majored in English in the first place.

It annoys me, angers me, and pisses me off when I see friends of mine excelling at academic writing. I have never been able to write an error free paper; although, I have tried over the past 5 years to educate myself on my own grammar pitfalls. Nothing ever seems to stick.

I had a grammar exam tuesday and I don’t know the results until next week.

I feel so lost right now.