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Using Proofread Mode

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A misplaced comma or misspelled word can make readers doubt even the most perfectly crafted thesis and support. In Proofread Mode, Revision Assistant will help you spot wonky punctuation, word choices, and spelling, and teach you how to correct grammatical mix-ups in your essay. Follow the steps below for using Proofread Mode and you'll never have to wonder about how to use a semicolon correctly again.



  1. Open your assignment.
  2. Start writing your essay.
  3. When you're ready, select the Signal Check button for Signal Check feedback.
  4. After one Signal Check, you'll get a pop-up saying you can use Proofread Mode.
  5. Switch the toggle below your essay to On to enter Proofread Mode.
    • You can only use Proofread Mode three times per assignment, so make them count!
    • The symbols above your Proofread feedback tell you how many you have left.

  6. Proofread Mode will check your essay for spelling and grammar errors.
    This mode will underline the errors in your sentences and list them on the right.
  7. Select each error in the list to see an explanation of how to correct it.
  8. Then, select Show Example for more clarification.
  9. Use the error explanations and examples to edit your work on this screen.
    Any changes you make here will stay in your essay even after you leave Proofread Mode.
  10. Once you've edited your work, you can
    1. Select the Proofread button to use another Proofread     OR
    2. Select Exit Proofread Mode to return to the Writing Space


Tip: Save one Proofread to use as a final grammar check right before turning in your assignment.



ETS_logo.png Revision Assistant Proofread Mode is powered by ETS eRater. 


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