Is it okay to have someone proofread your uni essay?

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Is this allowed or would it count as cheating? I mean simply just reading it over to check for any spelling/grammar mistakes, not adding anything.
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Is this allowed or would it count as cheating? I mean simply just reading it over to check for any spelling/grammar mistakes, not adding anything.
It's allowed. I send all my assignments to my parents to proofread, and they just highlight mistakes and send it back to me. They don't even understand what i'm going on about / say it's boring, but they're good at pointing out typos.
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Is this allowed or would it count as cheating? I mean simply just reading it over to check for any spelling/grammar mistakes, not adding anything.
Of course it is ok, and anyway, how would anyone know you have asked a friend/relative to proofread it?
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If it is cheating, the majority of students, past and present, are guilty!
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Is this allowed or would it count as cheating? I mean simply just reading it over to check for any spelling/grammar mistakes, not adding anything.
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It's okay. I am a writing tutor at my university and students come to see me with their essays so that I can proofread them (grammar, thesis, logic, etc).
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(Original post by DrawTheLine)
It's allowed. I send all my assignments to my parents to proofread, and they just highlight mistakes and send it back to me. They don't even understand what i'm going on about / say it's boring, but they're good at pointing out typos.
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Of course it is ok, and anyway, how would anyone know you have asked a friend/relative to proofread it?
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If it is cheating, the majority of students, past and present, are guilty!
(Original post by Malina K.)
It's okay. I am a writing tutor at my university and students come to see me with their essays so that I can proofread them (grammar, thesis, logic, etc).
Ah thank you guys. I'm just an extremely paranoid first year haha
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Why not, it can generate new ideas with a second opinion. It's not cheating imo.
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Is this allowed or would it count as cheating? I mean simply just reading it over to check for any spelling/grammar mistakes, not adding anything.
it's certainly not cheating, just get someone you trust to do it.
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Yes but don't have it proofread by someone who is doing the same course/assignment - to avoid them (purposeful/accidentally/unconsciously) plagiarising your work and to avoid any suggestion of collusion.
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