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Most Common College Writing Mistakes

MOST COMMOΝ COLLEGE WRITING MISTAKES To ensure that you always get that A+, it is best that you don't fall into these common writing mistakes most college students make. Mistakes in spelling In the age of spell check and auto correct, there are those who still cannot spell correctly. While these modern advancements in technology can greatly help ensure that your spelling is correct, most people also blame technology for mistakes in spelling. Incorrect use of some words The use of "your" and “you're" are arguably the most common grammatical errors that students make. Most professors will be glad if the student is still using the entire word and not the letters "ur". Subject - verb agreement People get confused especially when a plural form of a word comes in between the subject and the verb. A good rule of thumb is to always keep an eye on your subject. Determine if it is singular or and base your verb on that. Run-on sentences To correct run-on sentences, try to read your sentence out loud and see which part makes you feel like pausing. That need to pause is a signal that you either need to put a comma or a period. Too many words College professors look at this college writing mistake as a student's way to fill up space in an otherwise empty and often pointless paper. You may be given points for effort but it would be clear to the professor that you don't know anything about the topic and he could easily give you a failing grade for it. Fragments A fragment is the opposite of a run-on sentence and is also equally wrong. Fragments are incomplete sentences that most college students make a mistake of putting into their papers because sometimes this is what they use in everyday conversations. Wrong word Things like accept and except may sound similar but have completely different meanings. Using the wrong word can give different meaning to the sentence and confuse the reader. FOLLOW THESE RULES

Most Common College Writing Mistakes

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Most universities require you to write an essay about why they should admit you. So even before you start attending college you already have a preview of what you have to do in order to make the grade...


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