Editing tips for computer-based exams

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On EEC blog we’ve planned a series of articles which are meant to help you with your Cambridge English exams. This post is all about editing tips and is very helpful if you want to take a computer-based test. It is not about how to write an essay, but how to make sure you’ve followed the academic editing rules. Here are some of them:

  1. Space once after and not before: period (.), question mark (?), exclamation mark (!), comma (,), semi-colon exclamation-mark-vector-2843788(;), colon (:), a period used with initials or titles (.);
  2. Do not space before or after a hyphen (-);
  3. Space once before an open parenthesis but do not space after it. (();
  4. Space once  after a closed paranthesis but do not space before it. ());
  5. Space before and after the ampersand-the end symbol (&);
  6. Do not space between the number and the dollar sign ($) or the percent sign (%);
  7. Do not space before or after the forward slash (/);

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Source: University of Oxford. Style Guide



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