After the last rough draft of your academic paper is complete, you need to do a review of the paper yourself. Even though you’ve spent a lot of time so far on writing this paper, it’s essential for you to go over it. But make sure you leave a space of time in between writing the draft and doing the review. It gives you a chance to clear your head a little before looking at it again.
After you’ve gone over your research paper and corrected any little things you might have found, you need someone else to proof read it. It may be hard to believe, but every writer misses mistakes they’ve made because they simply don’t notice their own mistakes. Even the greatest writers and authors always have someone else do a final proof reading of their written work.
- Use an expert proof reader if available
- Check that your thesis is written in a clear and succinct single sentence
- Each main point in the body of the research paper links back to the thesis in some significant manner
- The content and format of your research paper fits the assignment given in every iota
- You have used a variety of academic sources in the support of your main points, and all your sources are reliable and verifiable if anyone else were to check
- You use only your own words; when quoting directly the quotes are properly cited and referenced
- All your punctuation is necessary and correctly used
- Your conclusion is a brief summary of the information you presented in the body of the paper.
- Your introduction tells the reader what the paper is about and is written in a compelling style which keeps their interest
- You have used no slang words and were cautious in using correct academic diction
- You maintain a professional tone in your research paper
- Your paper answers the thesis question in full