Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2012’

Is “Legit” Legit?


Is it okay to use “legit” in formal writing?

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What a Comma Splice Is and How to Fix It


I just read this sentence on a student paper:

“Everybody is different, throughout history, though, stereotypes have caused big problems.”

This is an example of a common problem among young writers: the comma splice. Let’s take a look at what a comma splice is and how to fix it.

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The Heroic Journey 10: The Premise, or What the Story’s About


This article is another guest post from author and former WriteAtHome writing coach, David Sims. The series discusses the common characteristics of great stories.

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Getting Articles Straight: A, An, or The?


Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below:

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Sunday Comic: Allergic to Grammar Errors


Okay, this one’s a tad gruesome, but I had to share. Thanks, David Sims!

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