When under pressure, if you’re anything like me, it’s the little things that slip. In this post and some following posts, I’m going to focus on some common slip-ups.
Report Errors 001: Practice or Practise?
Practise is a verb. Practice is a noun.
In the context of school report comments, the following examples may help.
Practise as in…
- Rebecca needs to practise writing exam responses.
- Henry is practising his times tables.
- John practises his essay writing skills.
Practice as in…
- Jenny excelled at debating practice.
- Only through continued exam writing practice will Nathan’s results improve.
- Further practice of his sprint run skills will improve these results.
Practice or Practise is just one of many report writing errors teachers make. For more help with basic report proofreading, click this free self-editing checklist or read these tips for better report writing.
Are there any common errors you’d like to see me focus on?
I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!