Common Sentence Structure Mistakes

The obvious purpose of writing is to communicate a thought or message to an audience. When a writer makes common mistakes such as using run-on sentences, comma splices, or fragments in place of complete sentences, then the reader has a more difficult time understanding what the writer intends to communicate. Of course, as writers, we …

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Editing Services Overview

Editing Services at the Center for Writing & Scholarship: An Overview   As part of the Center for Writing and Scholarship support for the CIIS international student community, non-native English speakers (ESL students), and English language learners (L2 learners), Senior Fellow and Editing Services Manager, Anne Kinne, provides technical and grammatical editing on papers and …

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Facing the Challenges of Academic Writing

Whether you are new to academic writing, returning to academia, or in the advanced stages of dissertation writing, Explorations of Style is a valuable resource. According to author and associate professor Rachael Cayley, the site is "an ongoing discussion of the challenges of academic writing." Professor Cyley addresses topics related to academic writing from drafts, …

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