Grammar, spelling and punctuation
Sometimes reading your own work out aloud means you are more able to detect when a phrase does not sound effective.
Having the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation makes your work easier to read.
- Use spell check (in UK English)
- Do not rely solely on the spell checker
- Proof read by reading your work aloud
- Ask two other people to proof read your work
List of resources
University of Derby students can access further information on academic writing on our Blackboard module - Improve your academic writing.
Study Advisor Scheme
As part of our study skills services we provide help with essay structure, dissertation preparation and time management. To request a study advisor please visit us on the lower floor of Kedleston Rd library, or book an appointment online.