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Other essential steps in preparing your report
- Pay attention to grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Any problems in these areas can distract readers from your
main message, or, worse, drive them away entirely.
- Read, or reread, Strunk and White, The Elements of Style.
It's short, pleasant to read, and always helpful.
- Always run your documents through a spelling checker
before submitting them to anyone else to read.
- Remember also to check manually for problems that a spelling
checker can't detect (see below). Often it's very difficult to see
such errors in your own writing, so have someone else proofread it
- Document formatting errors can also be distracting. See the
LaTeX section for help in avoiding common errors.
- Write clearly and simply, and maintain a level of formality
of style. In a team project, different parts of the report will typically
be drafted by different members of the team, with inevitable
differences in style. One team member should take the role of editor,
resolving such differences to achieve a single writing style in the
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I have a spelling chequer,
It came with my PC.
It plainly marks for my revue,
Miss takes I can not sea.
I've run this poem threw it,
I'm sure your please too no.
Its letter perfect in it's weigh,
My chequer tolled me sew.