Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Edit backwards

Here is a simple tip. When you do your last edit, that edit where you look for small errors that are hard to find, read your paper backward. That is, read each sentence normally, but starting at the end of your paper. This seems to tricks the brain into paying attention to each sentence, not the overall meaning of your work.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rich! This is an interesting strategy that I plan to try out with the current dissertation chapter I am working on. Will let you know how it works out!