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Writing for an A

Get step by step basics for creating a great paper

Editing & Proofreading Links

Editing Citations

Use this References/Works Cited checklist to make sure you've formatted your citations properly throughout your paper and in your Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) list.

Peer Editing

One of the best ways to edit your paper is "peer editing," or having a friend proof your paper for you. Be sure you choose a friend whose academic work you respect!

When you've been asked to edit a paper for a friend, follow these tips:

  • Be specific when you suggest changes to the paper. Organizational tips and suggestions about content and word choice can vastly improve someone's paper.
  • Check carefully for grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors, and correct any that you find.
  • Don't forget to be positive and compliment the author for the best parts of her paper.

Use the form below for a detailed peer editing checklist.

Peer Review Form

Assessment Forms

Professors and instructors at Brenau are encouraged to assess your writing and critical thinking skills based on a common rubric. Check your own work against the rubric before turning it in to improve your grade:

Brenau Editing Links