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I am talking about a personal journal, not a blog. Something to be read by you only, not the whole world. Journal makes you more introspective. You learn to make your mind still, and investigate what exactly is going on in your mind. Journal is like a time-machine. It allows you to re-evaluate your mental response to anything you observed or happened to ...


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What has maintaining journals to do with success? Personally, I believe, life is repetitive. Things that you are experiencing now may be the same things you will experience in the future. By maintaining a journal you document how you react to a particular situation. In the future, you can re-read how you reacted and take heed. For example, you make ...


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I need to put the writing aside (I say to myself "let it cool off") over night before I can spot many of my errors. When it is more immediate I have found that reading it out loud is the best thing (for me). The key to this is that it makes you SLOW DOWN and read EVERY WORD. The text-to-speech others mention sounds great. I'm eager to try it. Having ...


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One additional thing missing in the answers so far: distinguish what you're proofreading for. Usually there's two aspects of language to distinguish here: spelling and content. Do not try to check these together. I prefer to check all content aspects first: is the order of my texts logical, are my arguments good enough, am I using the right adverbs, does ...



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