Monthly Archives: February 2011

How To Write Correct Sentences: Part 4-Compound-Complex Sentences

Have you ever read a sentence that seems to go on for pages and pages, yet it is entirely grammatically correct? Writers who understand how parts of sentences fit together gain the freedom to be able to construct ridiculous syntactical … Continue reading

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How to Write Correct Sentences: Part 3-Complex Sentences

If you haven’t noticed yet, all these different sentence types are just building off of the ‘simple sentence’ form.  Simple sentences are made up of independent clauses (subject+verb (someone/something doing an action). New types of sentences are made when you … Continue reading

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On Choosing Topics:

Quite often, students come into the Writing Lab to get help on scholarship papers–or college essays if it’s fall or winter.  Some of the essays are good, or have a lot of potential.  But others feel very uninspired.  When asked … Continue reading

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Quick Tips #3: More On Research Papers

This is a continuation of Quick Tips #2: –As with most writing projects, starting early is usually the best policy.  Many of us like to write our essays the night before they’re due; often, we still get good grades and … Continue reading

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Quick Tips #2: On Cutting Excess and Writing Research Papers

Whoa!  We just remembered a bunch of tips and suggestions, so here is a short list.  Write back if you have any questions.  If you do, then we’ll know what to explain in more detail. –If 50% of writing is … Continue reading

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