Proofreading

a hand holding a red pen, making correction marks on a student paper

It can be easy to omit a source when you’re writing. Proofreading is an important step not just for grammar, spelling, and structure, but also to make sure you’re using and citing your sources correctly.

For example, through proof-reading, you should check to be sure that the resources listed at the end of your paper match the ones used in the body of your paper.