As you may have heard me say in class, I grade with green ink since it can be viewed as the color of growth, as well as the signal to move forward on traffic lights, among other connections (if your motivation is to make money, then consider the profitable aspects of effective communication!) Hopefully this page will serve a productive place which you can visit in the process of taking steps to enhance your expressive abilities.For starters, here are five tips to strengthen your sentences:1. Contextualize: In 1896, the Supreme Court of the United States...
2. Energize with action verbs: “expressed” instead of “was written”...
3. Capitalize proper nouns: Bill of Rights, First Amendment, New Jersey...4. Avoid absolutisms: Americans always vote (take the time to explain exceptions)5. End sentences with words other than prepositions: (at, of, with) - connect w/ objects.Another way we may refine writing is by deciphering frequently found marks:abs - absolutism
awk - awkwardcn - common noun
cntxt - contextualize
disc - disconnected point
expl - explain better
ftq - follow the question
inc - incomplete
ind - write indirectly
leg – legibilityplur - plural
pn - proper noun
prep - preposition w/o objectposs - possessive As always, feel free to contact meunn - unnecessary for assignment about any questions that you have
rep - repetition regarding the way you are writing,
sfy - specify and my comments about your writing.
wc - word choice We can certainly arrange a time duringw.o. - write out (abbreviations) lunch in the Media Center on Fridays,yr - year of event on Wednesdays afternoons in B2224,? - unclear explanation or via e-mail at: email@example.com