ENG 3U 2013: Becoming A Better Writer

Exercises and Resources

The English Video Centre 

Exercises from Chomp Chomp

Common Writing Issues

  • Fragments
  • Comma Splices
  • Dangling Modifiers
  • Voice (using formal and/or informal language at the appropriate time)
  • faulty parallelism
  • paragraph structure

How to Add Sophistication

  • parallelism
  • parallelism with not only…but also
  • nominalizations

Bigger Issues

  • the structure of an anecdotal introduction
  • structuring your work around a thesis
  • meeting all of the requirements on assignments
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