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Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. Thank you for using WritePoint. [NOTE: WritePoint comments are computer-generated writing and grammar suggestions inviting the consideration and analysis of the writer, not infallible statements of right/wrong, and they should not be used as grading elements. Also, at present, WritePoint cannot detect quotations or block-quotes, so comments in those areas should be ignored.] There's [Contractions are inappropriate in academic writing--write it out] a laundry list of dead superstars that died before the age of 65 since 1985. Most people think that professional wrestling is a huge joke due to [Check word usage: This phrase is most accurate in referring to something owed ($5 due) or an arrival time (due at 6:00)--try "because" or "because of"] ["due to" is awkward wording; use "because" or "because of"] its predetermined out comes [The preceding two words are spelled as one word] and the fact that on several different [Redundancy: if you have "several," surely they are "different." Remove "different"] occations that the sport is not real [Clearer writing suggestion: "real" or "really" means "existing in actuality"--it adds little to the meaning (and using it to mean "big," "very," or "genuine" is slang); replace it with a more expressive word] and a huge act no different than [Grammar--"than" as a conjunction means a comparison of degree (Florida is hotter than Wisconsin); use "different from"] [Word choice. The correct usage is different from or differently from.] watching the common Soap
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Opera on daytime TV. The general demand on the performers is a constant three hundred days on the road per year only leaving a few days out of the year for family life and anything else non [Unless a brand name, this prefix cannot stand by itself but must be attached to the next word with a hyphen] work related. If they attempt to take some days [The preceding two words are spelled as one word] off their pay is significantly decreased [The passive voice is a form of "be" (is) and a participle (decreased). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs tedious to read and officious. Try to use the active voice most often, e.g., the student completed the paper on time. The passive voice version: The paper was completed on time by the student. Note how often the passive voice appears in the paper] and any
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course COM com150 taught by Professor Allysonwells during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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