Guidelines to Improve Your Writing

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Guidelines to Improve Your Writing by Ms. C Briggs Graduate Assistant Extraordinaire for CSR 406 Format your document with 1” margins on the left and right side of the page. Indent each paragraph Each paragraph should have at least 3-4 sentences. One sentence conclusions are not sufficient. Organize your thoughts in an introduction, body paragraphs (containing each argument you are trying to make), and a conclusion Avoid use of “I” in academic papers Use appropriate language. Ex. Girls vs. women; guys, boobs, stupid, bimbo, rack Be consistent in your writing. If you refer to the hosts as women, do not change to “girls” in the next paragraph. Don’t use “I feel as though”. Do you feel or think?
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Unformatted text preview: • Proofread your work or bring to the writing lab • Avoid contractions • Do not end sentences with prepositions (ex. To, for, at, do, it, in, of) • Do not start sentences with THIS, BECAUSE, or AND • Know the difference between THEIR, THERE, and THEY’RE • Use concise statements. Do not use extra words. • You do not need to give play by play of your observations. (Ex. I watched the video. I thought about the question. I changed my mind.) Instead…. .concentrate on developing your arguments in separate body paragraphs. Strengthen each argument by providing examples to support the point you are trying to make. • “gotten” is not a word...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course CSR 309 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University.

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