Now is the time to look for misspellings and typos. If you set aside one reading when you are only looking for these, you will do much better at finding them. Pay attention to such things as capital letters and paragraphing this time also. Punctuation is an important component in effective essay writing. Make certain you understand American English punctuation if you are writing for an American audience and British English if you are writing for audiences that speak British English.
For example, in American English, a sentence period or a comma always come inside the quotation marks. However, this rule does not apply to British English.
- American English: His essay was entitled, “Reducing Climate Warming.”
- British English: His essay was entitled, “Reducing Climate Warming”.
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