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Organizing Your Personal Narrative Essay

  Welcome to the start of a new school year! The start of a new academic semester often brings periods of “getting-to-know-you” activities and assignments.  Chances are this September you will be asked to write a personal narrative essay for an English class.  Not only does this allow your...
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Writing Pitfalls: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Modifiers are words or phrases that describe another word. Dangling modifiers do not clearly modify a word in a sentence.  What ends up happening, then, is something like the picture to the right. Take into account the following questions when you attempt to identify dangling modifiers: What is the...
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Sentence Variety

Recently, I saw a paper in which an entire two paragraphs basically read as follows: The purpose of this article was to inform.  The audience of this article was the general public. The subject of this article was the Ebola outbreak. And on and on. There are several ways...
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Writing a Lab Report

During your tenure in college, you may be asked to write a lab report at some point.  Lab reports are often used, with some variance, in all of the sciences including chemistry, biology, psychology, physics and engineering.  Your professor will likely give you a guideline to follow as well...
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