Monday, October 6, 2014

General problems with EII written work, in order of importance

First and foremost: you must proof-read. To catch sentence level errors, proof-read aloud.

If you get distracted by your own beautifully-forged outline, read the last sentence aloud first, and then the second last and so on.

Major problems:
  1. No proof-reading.
  2. No outline
  3. Passive voice
  4. Sentence fragments
  5. Run-on sentence
  6. Comma splices
  7. Spell-check errors
  8. Little use and misuse of commas
  9.  Repetitive
  10. Non sequiteur
  11. Lack of segue
  12. Tense choice problem
Minor problems:
  1. Spell out small numbers
  2. Comma after prepositional phrase
  3. Its versus it's
  4. There versus their

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