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Unformatted text preview: ScWk 240 Fall, 2008 Comments from papers and tips for the lit review: 1. Proofreading strategies: • Don’t rely on just reading the paper on your computer. Most people edit better from the paper. • Read your paper aloud to yourself. • Have others proofread it. Develop a small “proofreading support network.” 2. To refresh your memory on proper English writing, get this: Strunk, W. & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style (4 th ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon. 3. Avoid value-laden or extreme words, such as “terrible” or “fantastic” or “these are great services” or “it’s a criminal injustice by our society.” Instead of “kids” say “children” or “youth” or “children/youth.” Also, use person-friendly language; a person is not defined by their problems. It’s “people with mental illness” not “the mentally ill.” 4. Avoid using contractions (“don’t”, “can’t”)—research writing requires more formality, except in rare situations (like a title: “’Can’t get ahead’: Perceptions of poverty”) or when...
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