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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Now, it is time to be even more meticulous than in the revision stage. Proofreading is all about searching your writing for errors, both grammatical and typographical, before submitting your paper. It is checking for unintentional errors in content, structure, and presentation.

  • Before you proofread, take a break. If you proofread after spending all day on your document, you will miss many errors.

  • Proofread slowly. You may miss errors if you rush.

  • Check for spelling errors by reading from right to left. You will see each word this way.


  • If you use your computer's spellchecker, you still need to proofread. A spellchecker will not catch words that are spelled correctly but are the wrong word for the context.
  • Read out loud to catch minor errors.
  • Get someone else to read it.


  • Everything you wrote made sense to you when you were writing, but it might not make sense to someone else who has not read all the research. You know what you meant to say, but did it come out the way you intended?
  • Go over your paper and double-check for common errors.

For guidance on your proofreading, review the Effective Proofreading Tip Sheet

For more information on how to proofread, watch this video presented by Lund University: Spelling and Typos