Using Proofreading Marks to Edit Writing


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What proofreading mark is used to point out that a new paragraph needs to be started?

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1. What is the loosely drawn line with a loop in it used to indicate?

2. If you were correcting a friend's paper, how would you point out that a word required capitalization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go through the quiz/worksheet combo, seeing what you understand about using proofreading marks to edit writing. Types of proofreading marks are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • Proofreading symbol that is often used to indicate an error in punctuation
  • How to point out that a word requires capitalization
  • The loosely drawn line with a loop in it
  • Proofreading mark that indicates the need for beginning a new paragraph

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on proofreading marks
  • Information recall - retrieve the details you picked up about a character that is used to show a mistake if two words have incorrect spacing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the indicator for a punctuation error

Additional Learning

Learn more topics by using the lesson called Using Proofreading Marks to Edit Writing. Some objectives you can complete include:

  • Define proofreading
  • Review punctuation marks
  • See how to edit formatting