Use figures of speech: Similes. Of the figures of speech, similes are among the most common. A simile is a direct comparison, where the writer describes by comparing something to something else. Similes include the comparison words “like” or “as.” Avoid all of the numerous simile clichés: red as a rose, dead as a doornail, light as a feather. Similes …
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.
This article is another guest post from author and former WriteAtHome writing coach, David Sims. The series discusses the common characteristics of great stories.
Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below: