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Unformatted text preview: . 9. Use tense consistently. Usually in a history paper you will rely on past tense. 10. Do not use slang or contractions. 11. Do not use passive voice. 12. Use commas properly. Set off all dependent clauses with commas. 13. Resist the urge to create numerous new paragraphs. Most paragraphs are several sentences in length. Usually there are not more than 2 or 3 full paragraphs per page. 14. Avoid using the same phrase or word repeatedly. Try to be as concise as possible. 15. MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT PLAGIARIZE! If you have questions or concerns, see me or make an appointment to see a tutor....
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- Fall '08