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How To Check Your Research Paper Before Publishing?

Even if you think your document is perfect, it can be far from it.
Ezequiel A.
Teaching assistant
Lewis Angapak Memorial School
Tuntutuliak, United States
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects World Languages, English Language Learning

Even if you think your document is perfect, it can be far from it. Students do many mistakes when writing academic papers and don’t notice them. That is why they always need to check their works if they wish to get the best quality of their papers.

The Requirements

Before writing academic papers, students usually get the list of requirements. These requirements may define the size of a research paper, its references style. There are also the spacing style, page numbering, and other settings, and during the writing process, students always need to follow these requirements.

When all the chapters are completed, you should check if all content meets the requirements. Make a checklist if it will be easier for you, and look closely at each element of a page because you may notice different mistakes everywhere.

You should always look if your work has the appropriate style of writing. If you see that specific parts are not written well, you should edit them and convert to a more appropriate style that is used in research paper documents.

Grammar Errors

Grammar errors harm the quality of your paper. It is especially crucial if there are many mistakes. More than that, they are usually unnoticed by students so they don’t fix them if they don’t check their papers, that is why students should always fix the grammar in their works.

To do it, you may use your own knowledge of good grammar. However, if you are not experienced much in it, you should also use special services for grammar checking, they help to find mistakes, understand how not to make them, and fix them fast.

Logical Flow

Your research paper is not just a bunch of different chapters, these chapters should be connected and there should be a logical order of sections. That is why you should check if there are necessary transitions and other things to connect the sections.

The ending of the introduction should contain a small sentence that may lead readers to the main body. Each section should also have such a sentence that make readers easily continue to the following chapters or the conclusion.

You should also check if all the content is written in a logical order. If readers need to know specific information to understand a specific paragraph, you should put this information earlier or make a reference to it. When using Paperell or other services, papers are usually already checked for the logical flow.

Check Different File Types

Students often convert information to other types. For example, open OpenOffice Writer documents in MS Word or convert such files to PDF. There are many fast and simple tools for converting documents to other types and files.

However, it can harm the style and consistency of your paper. Your text, tables and figures, and other elements may be misplaced or even with changed text, and you may need to spend much time on editing them to make them look well.

That is why you always need to check your paper when converting it to other types. Scroll the file you get and look if all content is presented will, are all necessary elements present, are images located at places where they should be located.

The References

Each time you use information from another source, you should make a citation or quotation for it. It helps you to avoid plagiarism and your readers to find necessary sources. That is why you should make inline references and also put used sources to the references list.

Check all your document. You may find fragments of text that are copied from other places but not marked as references. You should fix it and make them look like other references, it is not difficult if you have the list of used sources.

Plagiarism Issues

Plagiarism is not allowed in research papers. That is why, even if you have made references for all fragments of content, you should check your work for plagiarism and fix it if needed. There is special software used for this goals.

Such an approach help you to create original text that will not be considered as plagiarism at your university. It is better to use a few different checking tools because they work with different logic so they may give you much different results.

English Language Learning
Grades 10 – 12
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