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Writing with Style and Substance. Sue Robinson & Marilyn J. Shaw Institute on Philanthropy University of Richmond Step 7: Checking the Mechanics June 2011. Step 7: Checking the Mechanics. Style and manual (Proper name guide) Punctuation *Words--simple and stylish

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writing with style and substance

Writing with Style and Substance

Sue Robinson & Marilyn J. Shaw

Institute on PhilanthropyUniversity of Richmond

Step 7: Checking the Mechanics

June 2011

step 7 checking the mechanics
Step 7: Checking the Mechanics
  • Style and manual (Proper name guide)
  • Punctuation
  • *Words--simple and stylish
  • Spell Check, MS Word assistance
  • Other advice:
    • When in doubt, leave it out
    • Be prepared to kill your babies
    • Add adjectives and adverbs only with a compelling reason

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use the 50 cent not 3 word
Use the 50-Cent, Not $3 Word
  • Acknowledge
    • Thank, Accept
  • Acquire
    • Get, Buy
  • Demonstrate
    • Show
  • Substantiate
    • Prove
  • Now you try it:
  • Subsequently
  • Request
  • Personnel
  • Notwithstanding
  • Fundamental

* Source: http://www.4syllables.com.au/resources/cheat-sheets/common-words/

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metaphors similies
Metaphors & Similies

“The liver is like a cruise ship taking in water. As it starts to sink, it sends out an SOS. Only instead of radio waves, it uses enzymes. The more enzymes in the blood, the worse the liver is. But once the ship has sunk, there's no more SOS. You think the liver's fine, but it's already at the bottom of the sea.”Locked In episode of TV show “House”

Richard Nordquist, About.com, “’House’ Calls, the Metaphors of Dr. Gregory House”

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types of punctuation
*Types of Punctuation
  • Period
  • Exclamation point
  • Question mark
  • Comma
  • Hyphens--can clarify meaning

A man-eating shark, a man eating shark

Woman killer at large

  • Quotes (single, dbl)
  • Dashes (spaces or no spaces?)
  • Colon
  • Ellipsis
  • Semi-colon
  • Apostrophes -- (contractions, possession)

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enlisting ms word s help
Enlisting MS Word’s Help
  • Spell Check
  • (Review tab/“ABC” Spelling)

When to perform spell check

Advantages

Disadvantage

  • Auto Correct
  • Grammar check
  • Word Count (Review tab, Proofing/Word Count)
  • Readability (Quick Access Toolbar, More Commands, Proofing, Show Readability Statistics)

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