To check for this refer back to the requirements listed in the IDL 1 draft assignment. (If you have completed the extra credit make sure you have labeled and titled your graph and that you include an in-text citation below that to identify the source(s) of your data.)
Coherent – does your document flow (Links to an external site.) so that a reader is able to follow what you have written as one cohesive document. To check for this, read your document out loud to yourself. Ask yourself as you go if the message is continuous, with one idea leading to the next.
Clarity – have you stated specifically what you mean throughout your document? To check for this look for vague words and replace them with more precise terms.
Concise Wording (Links to an external site.) – eliminate meaningless words or phrases, redundant qualifiers, repetitive ideas. To check for that reference this resource before reviewing.
Revise your work as needed. Even professional writers revise their work to make it better. If you feel you do not need any revision, you are not looking carefully enough. Keep a running list of the revisions you make. This can be a bullet-pointed list that is a brief but understandable documentation of what type of changes you made and where you did this in the document. For example:
Content – I added more detail to the Use of statistics in my field, as mine was lacking detail
Coherent – I revised sentence structure to make the introduction, use of statistics, and conclusion read more coherently
Clarity – I see I was using the word things frequently and revised the document to use more specific wording in the use of statistics and enhance my employability sections.
You will include this as a separate page at the beginning of your document.
Proofread and Correct Grammar, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, or Spelling errors in your document.
There are a number of grammar-checking software programs available to assist you in completing this. While they are not foolproof, they are helpful in suggesting errors you may have made in your document. As these tools are readily available, there is little excuse for writing that has basic proofreading errors.
No quotations and NO plagiarism – They are not acceptable practices in professional engineering writing to use direct quotations. The words in your document must represent your own thinking, based on the information you have gathered. Citing credible sources from which you got ideas gives you credibility and it is required in this work. If you are unclear on plagiarism or are from a region of the world that may think about it differently, review the Plagiarism page.