Suggestions for improving your LaTeX documents

Use a spell checker

Use a grammar checker

Some frequent LaTeX mistakes:

  • Add an insecable space (~) in front of most \cite{...}. For example: Warren~\cite{Warren1965} was the first to....

If you use a version control system, e.g., git:

  • Write each sentence on a single text line.
    • A long text line probably indicates that the sentence is too long and needs to be written differently.
    • It helps to keep track of word changes accross revisions.
  • Don't use your editor's reformatting tools.
    • For example, considering this short example:
This section presents the existing works that investigate approaches
to evaluate...

… Adding the word new to the sentence, combined with editor reformating, modifies two text lines where a single word modification was done in the text.

This section presents the existing works that investigate new
approaches to evaluate...

Typography: