ENG - Essay Editorial Advice What you ought to try to avoid...

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Essay Editorial Advice What you ought to try to avoid in your essays for this class: Use “you,” “the reader,” or “one” because you are assuming that any possible reader will have the same opinion that you are presenting. You should only use these forms of address when you are making a specific and well researched argument about the reception of a particular text. Use “I” or “me” unless you are using personal experience to back up your argument(s) Use “I believe” or “I think” because those phrases allow you to hedge your arguments instead of just saying “this is so” Use contractions because they are informal language structures Use questions because you, as the writer, should be answering questions not asking them Use the phrase “the fact that” because it is just extra wordage Use the words “thing,” “some,” or “many” when you should name the object particularly – be as specific as possible Use “there is/are” or “it is” because in using these sentence
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENG 1001 taught by Professor Hager during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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ENG - Essay Editorial Advice What you ought to try to avoid...

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