Week 3 Assignment 2 - Welcome to WritePoint, the automated...

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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. This article shows how persistence will definitely pay off in the end if you  [Eliminate second person (you, your) in academic documents and avoid addressing the reader directly. Use third-person pronouns (he, she, it, they)] stay committed. This  article tells about a certain woman who is also a registered nurse that  [Check word usage--If this word refers to a human being, people are never "that" or "which," they are "who"] got [Doctoral rule (although good advice for any academic writer)--instead of using "get," which can mean many things, more formal is to use forms of "receive," "obtain," "arrive at," "can," "could," "grow," "able to," etc.]  hired at a children’s hospital which  [Use "that" for a restrictive phrase (or place a comma before "which")] was great, [Writing suggestion: "great" is an overworked word, too frequently seen, and too vague. It has too many meanings: huge, superior, numerous, etc. Besides "much," a "great deal" can mean an excellent transaction. Use a more specific adjective]  but then  [Writing suggestion: this sentence may be simpler without "then"]
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course US101, COM us101 taught by Professor Rockyriviera,alcycia,christiansyphus during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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