For various important reasons, many students submit their work only at the very last minute of the deadline. That means mistakes are inevitable. After all, working against the clock demands sacrifices.

Proofreading is often the most popular offering to the gods of fortune. On the surface, it looks reasonable, too. How important is grammar when tables need to be filled with important data? Turns out, very.

Not only do students misspell a word here and there, but they leave in entire phrases they typed to themselves in a moment of despair or they forget that the name of the text file is so dirty, it sounds like something Eric Cartman would say. To remind everyone to go through their papers one more time before you click 'Send', Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the most unfortunate proofreading fails ever, so sit back, scroll down, and enjoy.

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Verena Heisenberg
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2 months ago

hahah so good! just imagine the teacher reading this :'''-D

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If you want to get better at proofreading your works, experts advise starting by getting some distance from the text. It can be hard to edit or proofread a paper that you’ve just finished. It's still very familiar, and you tend to skip over a lot of errors. Put the paper aside at least for a few hours and go for a walk or something. Point is, clear your head of what you’ve written so you can take a fresh look at the paper and see what is really on the page.

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Hans
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2 months ago

He probabbly would not even have noticed.

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Next, decide which medium lets you proofread most carefully. Some people like to do it right at the computer, while others like to make a printed copy that they can mark up as they read. If you choose the former, at least try changing the look of your document. Altering the size, spacing, color, or style of the text can actually trick your brain into thinking it's seeing an unfamiliar document.

Find a quiet place to go through the text. Don't proofread in front of the TV or while you're chugging away on the treadmill. Find a place where you can actually concentrate and avoid distractions. This job requires focus.

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Hans
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2 months ago

The teacher should have rickrolled her. "Never Gonna Give You Up".

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If possible, do your editing and proofreading in several short blocks of time, too. As with all mental work, your concentration may start to wane if you try to proofread the entire text at one time.

But if you're short on time, try to prioritize. Make sure that you complete the most important editing and proofreading task first.

Good luck, hope your papers don't end up in our future posts!

#4

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ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

That seems like a catchy and apt title. :D

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#5

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The one and only
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2 months ago

Honesty- same

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#6

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Bubbs Art
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2 months ago

*dies of laughter*

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#7

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Aaron W
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2 months ago

Mission Accomplished.

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#8

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Vorknkx
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2 months ago

I'd suggest IDDQD next time ;)

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#9

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로희
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2 months ago

I approve your title.

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#10

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BorPand8
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2 months ago

Was that "someone" who played a cruel joke the one who actually wrote the paper?

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#11

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True Blue
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2 months ago

"Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth" That makes no sense but also Hahahaha

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#12

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Danieletc
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2 months ago

Honesty is the best policy.

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#13

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Cindi Hinch
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2 months ago

That’s valid. Everyone’s allowed an opinion.

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#14

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True Blue
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2 months ago

Nah I would have just kept it like that

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#15

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Wolfstar
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2 months ago (edited)

That's the best title ever lmaooo. If I was a teacher, I'd be like "TEN-THOUSAND POINTS TO GRYFFINDOORRR" (or whatever mother-truckin house you're in)

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#16

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Gerrit
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2 months ago

I sometimes misspell my name when signing birthday cards. But only birthday cards. Isn't that weird?!

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#17

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Perfumista Perfumista
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2 months ago

Are you in a state where it's legal?

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#18

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True Blue
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2 months ago

Ok sorry but like 296 pages?!

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#19

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Alex T
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2 months ago

i feel you

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#20

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kjorn
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2 months ago

if your teacher make your a weird look you'll know why now

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#21

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True Blue
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2 months ago

0_0

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#22

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DKS 001
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2 months ago

well sh(blur)t

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#23

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Evil Little Thing
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2 months ago

Sappho WAS a badass

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Alex T
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2 months ago

I mean, its the last paper, whats the harm ;)

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#25

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Emilingo
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2 months ago

looks to me like she didn't figure it out.

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Shelby P
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2 months ago

Common Core *IS* bullshit!!

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#27

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True Blue
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2 months ago

Say your cat did it and you just didn't notice

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#28

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Alex T
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2 months ago

the chemistry of the brain, biotch!

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That Guy
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2 months ago

Seems to be a recurring problem

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#30

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MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
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2 months ago

This another level of stupid how can you not even notice while choosing the file?!

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#31

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That Guy
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2 months ago

You seem happy about that

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#32

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Alex T
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2 months ago

was it aptly named tho?

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