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Developing Proofreading Skills [PDF] (by Arlene Zimmerly)
Includes tips to proofread Language Arts exercises (compositions and compared text) and document processing jobs using GDP's Scoring Results (aka Proofreading Viewer). These four steps to developing proofreading skills are discussed:

  1. Recognition
  2. Practice
  3. Reinforcement
  4. Assessment
Proofreading Tips 
Learn to use Microsoft Word's Speak and Navigation Pane Search features to proofread documents.

Proofreading Checks

Five documents have been designated on the Assignment Sheet as Proofreading Checks:

Here are the guidelines for completing a successful Proofreading Check attempt:

  • Each Proofreading Check document must be proofread with 100% accuracy; that means that in the Portfolio, Keystroking Errors must be “0” and the Attempt Origin must be "Started." For example:

Attempt #1 is a successful Proofreading Check.

Attempt #3, an Edited attempt with 0 errors, is an unsuccessful Proofreading Check.
Attempt #4 is a successful Proofreading Check.

  • If any Keystroking Errors are noted, 1% point will be deducted from your final grade average.
  • If you finish a document and are not yet ready to score it, don't click Submit Work.
To regain a lost Proofreading Check point: Use Start Work to begin again from a blank Word screen, and retype the job. Your goal is to have zero Keystroking Errors when you click Submit Work to score the document.

To earn extra credit for proofreading: If you proofread any documents other than those designated as proofreading checks with 0 errors on a Started attempt, extra credit (from 0.5 to 1.5% for each job) will be added to your final average. These extra credit points help cancel out any proofreading deductions you might have.

Proofreading and Editing Other Document Processing Jobs

You must edit all documents until they are perfect—no typos and no formatting errors. If the format is perfect and there are no typos, you will earn a grade of A for formatting. Whenever you need to review the errors you made in a document after you have closed the document, do the following:

  1. In GDP, click My GDP, Portfolio.
  2. In the Student Portfolio pane, click right arrow next to the desired job to expand it.
  3. Note the Last Modified date, and click the most recent attempt, then click Details.
  4. From the window that opens, review Keystroking Errors.
  5. To view the document in Word, click View Submission.

Or: Navigate to the desired job in the Lessons menu, and click Edit Work.


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