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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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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