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  • Personal Narrative: My First Year Student At Manchester University

    But since the first day I walked into my eleven am class, I knew it was going to be one of my favorite and most helpful classes of the semester. English 103 has helped me realize what I have been doing wrong in my essays and has helped me accomplish little goals of improvement along the journey. At the beginning of the semester I had no idea how to structure my essay or how to make it interesting. That is when the class began going over sentence fluency, coherence, unification, organization, comma splice along with multiple other writing techniques that can improve one’s essay. All these techniques really caught my attention and made me realize what I have been doing wrong the whole time. However, out of all the subjects we have touched base on there have been a few techniques that now help me along the way such as sentence fluency, comma splice, and run on sentence. At the beginning of the year I was unable to recognized a run on sentence or comma splice, but now that we learned “Is it true that” trick , recognizing these errors are so much easier. Another technique that has helped me improve is the “Topic Sentence” section. Before this class, I never realized why a paragraph needed a topic sentence and why it was so important. Understanding the topic sentence now helps me improve my paragraphs and what information I include. As time goes…

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  • Errors In Teen Influences

    It’s hard to admit that the writing you made, your masterpiece, has errors. Many authors go through many extensive drafts before they are satisfied with the outcome of their work. Being satisfied isn’t necessarily having a work of art with no mistakes in it. I make errors in the papers I write. It may be because writing it isn’t my forte. Some of the errors in my papers are shown in the final drafts which isn’t good. I have learned to fix my two prominent issues in my writing parallelism, and…

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  • Reflective Essay: Are We Doing Better?

    In essay 3, “U.S Education and Education beyond the U.S” I had many grammatical and mechanical errors. For instance, comma splice was a huge problem I proofread my essay and tried to find any errors, in my draft of essay 3 I had written, “She had noticed that in different countries students had more freedom than in the United States, this freedom, although it seems amazing can either make or break you” (Gallardo 1). The comma splice is located after “the United States,” and after “this freedom,”…

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  • Competency In The Classroom

    evidence and analysis, all that 's left is cleaning up the rough draft. Obviously, it 's important to ensure that your formatting and grammar fit in the MLA format that English has been teaching students for years. Without proper formatting, some of your paragraphs could show major signs of immature language and disorganization which will draw your audience away from your argument. Looking back at Essay 1 and 2, I noticed a significant amount of grammatical errors such as comma splices and…

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  • My First Hours Of Grade School

    fact it is for most people. English is the hardest language to learn out of hundreds of other language. Look at the Chinese language one word looks like a bunch of circles, squiggles, boxes, and dots put together, yet English is harder to understand. Grammar rules are the reason why English causes problems for so many. Typing the words grammar rules in the sentence sent a shiver up my spine. Ask me to write a story I can do that in my sleep. Ask me to correct the grammatical errors in a paper I…

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  • Why Students Get Grades Essay

    such as: punctuation rules, vocabulary and grammar. Punctuation rules are causing so many difficulties for students. It is a big challenge for people who are learning English especially if they do not study and review the rules for each case. “There is one particular error that is very common, students quite often are in the habit of running two or more sentences together and joining them with commas”. (Davis) That means that they use a comma instead of a period. In this example, the write have…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Struggle With English Reading

    countless mistakes that have educated my writing to show that it needed to improve more. My mistakes from the beginning included the use of too many words that were unnecessary. If I remove some of those words, I will end up with something good and better. The use of a lot of sentences only made my summaries more confusing and made no sense. I also familiarize myself with starting new paragraphs, especially when changing the subject. My summaries and writing can greatly improve if I keep the…

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  • Narrative Voice In Sonnet 116, By Rudyard Ripling

    Narrative voice involves analyzing the speaker and considering all aspects the narrator highlights which helps the reader understand the style and tone of the poem. Furthermore, the tone of voice the poet uses helps the reader understand the plot of the poem. In this essay I will analyze how narrative voice impacts the poem. Furthermore, I will analyze, the actual impact and importance the narrator has on the reader. “If” talks about the moral and complex lessons a man has to attain throughout…

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  • Introduction To Grammar Conventions In The English Language

    If the sentence is missing these important components, then you know that you must have a phrase. Comma Splices, Run-on Sentences, and Sentence Fragments In addition to the importance of being able to differentiate between phrases and clauses to produce effective sentences, it is also important to be aware of the three mistakes in writing that are most commonly made. These three mistakes are: comma splices, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. Comma Splices A comma splice occurs when a…

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  • Moving School Short Story

    had to overcome, [gradebuster #5: comma splice] and it took me a while, but eventually it happened. One of my struggles that I had to overcome was moving to a different school. I was ahhbout ten years old when I moved schools. It was difficult for me because I was so young, had loved my old school, I was going to be leaving all my friends that I had there, and starting my 5th grade year in a new environment.I felt scared and nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen. The school I…

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