Common Errors Handout - K. Sanders ENGL 1301 Common Errors...

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K. Sanders ENGL 1301 Common Errors in Composition I Papers When grammar, spelling, and punctuation (GSP) start to get in the way of the reader understanding your ideas, there is a problem. Below I'm going to list some terms for you all to look up in the Bedford Handbook or in your own stylebook. If you have questions about any of them, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I will count off points for these errors. In addition, editing and proofreading your papers is a BIG part of the writing process. You should be spending a lot of time rereading your papers for errors. One technique I suggest is to read the paper slowly and deliberately out loud to yourself. This will help you not only SEE errors but HEAR them as well. Misspelled words should not be present in your papers. Ever heard of spell check? Another common mistake is shifting tenses. You must maintain one tense throughout your paper. For example, if you start out writing in past tense, you must maintain this tense throughout the remainder of the paper: 1. Comma Splice 2. Fused Sentence 3. Dangling Modifier 4. Parallelism 5. Sentence Fragment 6. Punctuating complex sentences
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This note was uploaded on 08/17/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Sergebrethe during the Summer '09 term at Austin Community College.

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Common Errors Handout - K. Sanders ENGL 1301 Common Errors...

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