You may have heard it said that neatness counts. That’s certainly true in school.
Your child may turn in a paper with brilliant content. But he may get a bad grade if the paper is hard to read and contains poor grammar or misspelled words.
Before handing in work, your child should:
- Read it out loud. Does everything sound right? Does it make sense? Are there any missing words? Have two different people do this if possible.
- Use good handwriting when teachers want a handwritten paper. Look closely at letters that look the same, such as “m,” and “n.” Make sure the correct letter is in place.
- Look up words in the dictionary if he isn’t sure how to spell them.
- Make sure commas and periods are where they should be.
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