I thought I'd share my course results with everyone so far. I'm pretty proud of them.
It may look like it has taken me a long time - well, it has. Life tends to get in the way sometimes. But the important thing is that I've kept on with it, fit in a module whenever I could and still managed to rate fairly well, even after a while away.
Also, every now and then, I'm going to post a bit of information about what I do and why. My first instalment is about Proofreading, and why it is so important. Enjoy folks:
Proofreading may sound like a really simple thing to do, and quite a lot of people can do it quite successfully for themselves. But many don't consider the length of time and effort it can take to have to review your own work over and over again to make sure it is perfect. Think about it - you've just spent hours; days; maybe even weeks or months writing a piece. The last thing you want to do is go over it repeatedly, trying to pick up a simple error that, possibly surprising to some, you may be likely to miss anyway. Writers quite often are unable to see a potential grammatical or continuity error because it just looks and sounds right in their own mind. After all, it was their idea, so how can it be wrong? Right? ... Wrong. An outside viewpoint is often needed to be able to spot those kinds of errors. It may sound okay to the writer, but sounds a little off to the reader. And there's nobody more important to a writer than their readers, is there?
Till next time folks,
Ciao for now,