Coherence To help aid coherence,* organize most of your sentences as First, look back : <–<–<–<–< At the BEGINNING of a sentence, place older, less important, less difficult information. Last, look ahead: Place newer, more important, more difficult information at the END of the sentence. –>–>–>–> Example: <–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<–<-<–<–<–<–<–<– Sherman has imitated his father’s behaviors throughout […]

Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences are some of the most common grammatical errors that students make in their papers. Purdue’s OWL site gives a great explanation of these errors. Join sentences (independent clauses) with a semicolon (;) or with a coordinating conjunction AND a comma. If you leave out the coordinating conjunction, you have […]

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