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Unformatted text preview: ScWk 240 Fall, 2008 Comments from papers and tips for the lit review: 1. Proofreading strategies: Dont 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 its 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. Its people with mental illness not the mentally ill. 4. Avoid using contractions (dont, cant)research writing requires more formality, except in rare situations (like a title: Cant get ahead: Perceptions of poverty) or when...
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