What is Proofreading? - Definition & Symbols


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What is proofreading?

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1. Proofreading symbols chiefly help you to do what?

2. While proofreading, why should you look for heterographs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of proofreading symbols. In addition to a definition of proofreading, you will also be assessed on the functions of proofreading as well as the best time to start proofreading your work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Proofreading explained
  • Functions of proofreading
  • Limitations of using spell-check in proofreading
  • The best time to proofread
  • Things to look for when checking your work

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the purpose of proofreading
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding proofreading symbols and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of proofreading symbols
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the best time to proofread

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called What is Proofreading? - Definitions & Symbols. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define proofreading
  • Identify at least five symbols used in proofreading
  • Describe what heterographs are and explain their significance in proofreading
  • List the steps to follow in the proofreading process