Grammar to Go. Basic Writing Mechanics. Using the…. The Brief Penguin Handbook. Basic Writing Chapters. Part 1 “Planning, Drafting, and Revising” Part 2 “Writing for Different Purposes” Part 3 “Writing in the Disciplines” Part 7 “Effective Style and Language”.
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Basic Writing Mechanics
The Brief Penguin Handbook
Does your brain seem to freeze when you have an assignment?
Order of Importance
From least to most important
From most to least importantExamples of Organizational Patterns
Keep it simple!
But, you might ask, “Isn’t complicated better?”
Keep it simple, sweetheart!
Be Brief. Eliminate unnecessary words.
Use active verbs.
Vary sentence structure.
Put your main ideas in main clauses.
Put key ideas at the beginning or at the end of sentences.
Link sentences together.
Use parallel structure with parallel ideas.
Conclusion (or concluding sentence) refers to the whole work, not just the last part.Wrap it up!
Wrap it up with a flourish!
Take out what doesn’t belong! work, not just the last part.
…isn’t complete until you proof and edit the paper. work, not just the last part.
Writing… work, not just the last part.