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Please be aware of the following mistakes and try to eliminate them from  your papers.  You want your reader to be impressed by your ideas, not horrified by your  sloppiness. TIP: Grammar and spelling checks don’t catch everything! Do a thorough  edit before you turn in your final drafts. It often helps to have a friend read  your paper, or to even read your paper aloud. If you find yourself stumbling  over anything, there may be a problem that needs fixing. TIP: Use your Penguin Handbook, the dictionary, and/or online sources! If  you are unsure of where a comma goes or think a word looks funny, be  pro-active and look it up. 1. Comma placement. This is a problem that is easily rectified by simply  looking up the basic rules in your handbook or on a trusty online site like  Purdue’s Online Writing Lab. Commas should really reflect natural pauses in speech. People often panic  when it comes to placing commas in complex sentences that contain a 
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENC 1101 taught by Professor Myself during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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