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Word Chapter 2 Creating a Research Paper
Proofi ng and Revising the Research Paper
As discussed in Chapter 1, once you complete a document, you might fi nd it necessary to
make changes to it. Before submitting a paper to be graded, you should proofread it. While
proofreading , you look for grammatical errors and spelling errors. You want to be sure the
transitions between sentences fl ow smoothly and the sentences themselves make sense.
Proofread and revise the paper.
As you proofread the paper, look for ways to improve it. Check all grammar, spelling, and
punctuation. Be sure the text is logical and transitions are smooth. Where necessary, add text,
delete text, reword text, and move text to different locations. Ask yourself these questions:
• Does the title suggest the topic?
• Is the thesis clear?
• Is the purpose of the paper clear?
• Does the paper have an introduction, body, and conclusion?
• Does each paragraph in the body relate to the thesis?
• Is the conclusion effective?
• Are all sources acknowledged?
To assist you with the proofreading effort, Word provides several tools. You can go to
a specifi c location in a document, move text, fi nd and replace text, insert a synonym, check
spelling and grammar, and look up information. The following pages discuss these tools.
To Use the Select Browse Object Menu
Often, you would like to bring a certain page, footnote, or other object into view in the document window. To
accomplish this, you could scroll through the document to fi nd a desired page, footnote, or item. Instead of scrolling
through the document, however, you can use Word to go to a specifi c location via the Select Browse Object menu.
The following steps display the footnote in the research paper using the Select Browse Object menu.
Click the Select Browse Object
button on the vertical scroll bar to
display the Select Browse Object
menu and then position the
mouse pointer on the Browse by
Footnote icon (Figure 2–61).
when you point to an icon on the
Select Browse Object menu, Word
displays the associated command
name at the top of the menu
scroll bar
Select Browse
Object menu
Browse by
icon selected
Figure 2–61
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