Outrun those run-on sentences

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By Katya Rivers What is a run-on sentence? A run-on sentence consists of two or more independent clauses that have been joined without appropriate punctuation or a coordinating conjunction. Dividing a run-on sentence into concise, meaningful units can help to clarify your message. First, an independent clause is a group of words that can stand […]

Revising or Editing?

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by Shannon Naylor Many students hear “revising and editing” and think of them as synonymous terms. This isn’t the case. While both are practices that improve pieces of writing, revising and editing are actually two different ways of approaching that goal. Revising is intended to help you address the big picture: content, organization, the form […]

Claims + evidence = persuasion

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by Shannon Naylor Claims and evidence make sense in a courtroom: the prosecutor claims that the defendant did the crime and provides evidence to build her case. If there is not enough evidence, or it takes the wrong form, the jury doesn’t accept the claim of guilt. The same system applies in persuasive writing, although […]