Everyone makes mistakes in their writing. This is particularly true in academic writing, where you are trying to communicate complex ideas. To reduce mistakes, edit and proof read your work.
Problem 1: Spelling and grammar mistakes
Find the problem with these sentences written by students. Avoid these mistakes by proof reading your work. Select your answer, then click check and the blue arrow to move onto the next question.
Problem 2: Nonsense sentences
This student is merging vocabulary they have read. Avoid this by putting reading material aside before you start writing.
From the late 1990s most policy documents have encouraged the significance of partnership to improve the provision of welfare.
Problem 3: Long sentences
Identify the problems with the sentence below. Avoid long sentences like this by editing your work. When you edit break down very long sentences and delete non-essential information.
Years before the rise of reality TV, Dryer, in the 1970s before the many changes that made celebrity culture happen, wrote when referring to stars "they acted out aspects of life that mattered to us."