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    My Writing Skills

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    A cause and effect essay did not have the same structure like the argumentative EssayAlso the transitions words between the sentences in the paragraph had to be different. In sum, I realized that the structure was the skeleton of an essay; the structure determined the type of essay. Next, my English 101 A class helped me to revise and improve my grammar skills. At the beginning of the semester, our professor Sophia Vilceus gave us a grammar packet, which was a group of exercises on the different rules in grammar. While I was revising some rules, I was improving others. For example, I used to think that the dangling modifiers and the misplaced modifiers were expressing the same thing. Today is clear that the misplaced modifiers occurs once a modifier is at the wrong place, while the dangling modifiers is more complex. The dangling modifiers always occurs when the modifier does not fit. I mean that It does not have anything to do in the sentences as it is not connected to the subject it was supposed to modify. In addition, since I was student at Montgomery College; I always wrote essays without being aware of the MLA requirement. The MLA, which stands for Modern Language Association, determines how to create a work, cited list after research, how to integrate a quotation in an essay, and how to write a summary or paraphrase without, get into plagiarism. Beyond the awareness of the MLA requirement, my EN 101A class gave me the opportunity to write an essay after researching,…

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    Rugg approaches the authenticity of the Voynich manuscript with something of the perspective that it is all a hoax. Wordiness Passive voice Misplaced modifier Stylistic inconsistency Question 14 What word or phrase best characterizes the problem affecting the following passage? Conaster goes on to discuss the famous ill-fated excursion by Adolph Ruth that ended six months later with the discovery of Ruth’s decapitated head. Tense error Usage error Spelling error Apostrophe…

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    Connect Reflective Report

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    Punctuation was a nightmare for me in the past couple of years because I did not write a lot then. I decided to focus on punctuation whenever I am writing, or whenever I had time I used to go to a website online and played a little game that helped me to become better at punctuation. However, the easiest part was the punctuation section in the LSA, I finished it faster than any part of the LSA. The area that I was the weakest in was the “Dangling and Missed placed modifiers.” English is my…

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    Misplaced and dangling modifiers can be a horror. Do you know what’s a modifier? It’s a word, a phrase or a clause that provides a description in a sentence. It can be an adjective, an adverb, an absolute phrase, an infinitive phrase, a participle phrase, and a prepositional phrase. You know what’s more? Without these modifiers, your sentences will be boring and no fun to read. 6. Word choice errors aren’t cool. Just because a word sounds fancy doesn’t mean you can use it anyway you want. Your…

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    I am grateful for Writing 120: Effective Writing for giving me knowledge of grammar mistakes to avoid using in future papers, writing skills to implement in my work, and techniques for bettering an academic presentation. I was taught common grammatical errors for the first time in my academic career, such as dangling modifiers and faulty predication. These are mistakes I often make in my writing, which made it very illuminating to learn that there are a plethora of things I still have to learn. …

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    prompt and timely. Kept with both AP and NSM style. Needs improvement: Checking the spelling of names of individuals in the articles and ensuring consistence throughout the article. Should pay more attention to attributions and structure of credentials. Published stories edited: “Award-winning Student Nurses Association shifts focus to community outreach.” “UCF students research the ‘next frontier of science’ with nontechnology program.” “MSA hopes Islam Awareness Month generates support…

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    into consideration on which two essays would be easiest to critique, I decided to revise the “Place-Based Writing Essay” for the long essay and the “Hemingway Place-Based Essay” for the short essay, which were my two best papers I wrote for the course. The easiest essay to critique out of the short and long essay was the short essay. The corrections took about an hour and a half, and they were not too technical. First, I changed my introduction paragraph from a general opener to a more concise,…

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    noticed many errors in my writing that I must fix. I have started to notice that while I do have great ideas, I always have trouble writing in a way that can be understood. The strengths in my writing I feel are that I do have ideas and great things to back up my ideas. My weaknesses tie directly into my strength with having the information but not conveying it in a way that is comprehensible to my audience. I tend to be wordy as well.” Ashley continues on with her answer, focusing on her lacks:…

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    I agree with Berube on that because he actually has a very good analysis as he explains why he grade essays the way he does. For example, when he says "I try to explain the differences among superior, mediocre, and failing papers, and I tell students that my skills as a reader have been honed by my many experiences with professional editors who attend carefully to paragraph transitions, dangling modifiers, and inaccurate citations." (Berube 1). In this piece of Berube 's writing he is…

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