We all make mistakes in our writing, but we often make the same mistakes over and over again. Which mistakes do you always make? Here are some tips to help you make your writing as accurate as possible. The fewer mistakes you make, the higher mark you can get. When you are reviewing your writing at the end of an exam you must look very carefully and make sure you haven't made any silly mistakes. Use the reviewing time to correct any mistakes. 

  • Know your typical mistakes and check them carefully. Look at all your pieces of writing over the school year and make a list of your typical mistakes.

  • Check verb agreements. 

  • Check word order with nouns and adjectives. 

  • Remember! Adjectives don’t agree. 

​Have a look at this informal email writing task to see some of the typical mistakes that students make. Do the error correction task to help you practise. 


Do you always check your writing for mistakes before you finish an exam? 



Andrii's picture
Andrii 8 January, 2021 - 11:35

I sometimes check mistakes, but not every time. Since I've read this article, I'll spend more time for this.

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mossan 5 October, 2016 - 18:39

Yes but sometimes it does not really help bacause you don´t check every single word so sometimes i miss some spellings.

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Ken 10 July, 2015 - 13:57

Yeas..... I do, if time allows...

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Sriram 6 September, 2014 - 12:25

Yes, sometimes. I usually keep a maximum time of 5 minutes to check for mistakes. I feel that it is good that we check our mistakes and save our marks rather than having the examiners check for errors and deduct points just because of silly errors.

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