You are scored separately on your spelling and grammar in your PTE Academic Score Card and both of these enabling skill scores affect your overall score and your writing score. Careless errors related to both of these skills can be costly, which is why it is important to thoroughly proofread your work before submitting it. In this article, we will learn how to effectively proofread your PTE Academic Essay.
Why Proofreading Is Important?
In the writing module, the criteria for marking spelling is as follows.
Similar scoring criteria are followed for all the PTE enabling skills, including grammar. Therefore, it is important to produce sentences that are error-free.
Why Is It So Difficult To Proofread Your Own Essays?
If you have been practicing writing essays as part of your pte preparation, you might have come aacross a strange phenomenon, where you overlook glaringly obvious spelling and grammatical errors in your own pieces of writing. These are issues that you would normally pick up on if you were reading someone else’s work. It sounds strange, but it’s actually all too common and there is a simple reason for this. We write we are trying to communicate ideas that are already in our mind and when we read these pieces of writing we only see the ideas that we are trying to communicate. The reason we don’t see our own typos is that what we see on the screen or on paper is being overwritten by the version that already exists in our heads.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways we can work around this issue: