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Grammar Lesson and Practice: Punctuation and Conciseness Test

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Grammar Lesson and Practice: Punctuation and Conciseness Test ENC 3250

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Notes for Grammar Test due on April 3rd.
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Mikysha Pressley on Thursday March 24, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to ENC 3250 at Florida Gulf Coast University taught by Renee Rallo in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see Professional Writing in Writing at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Grammar Lesson and Practice: Punctuation and Conciseness Colon p. 387-388 (:)  Alerts readers of a connection between the preceding statement and what follows.  Links independent clauses to word, phrases, or list that emphasize or explains the sentence that precedes the colon. Colons with Salutations, Titles, Citations, and Numbers  Example : Dear Professor Jeffers: or Dear Mary:  Colons can also separate titles from subtitles and separate references to sections of work in citation.  Colons separate numbers in time and can indicate numerical ratios. Ex. 5:3:1 Punctuation and Capitalization with Colons  Always goes outside of quotation marks  Example …The real meaning of the manager’s “suggestion”: …  Only use capital letters after a colon if it’s a complete sentence and functions as a normal statement.  Do not place a colon between a verb  Do not place a colon after including, such, as or for example Semicolons p.412-413 (;)  Links independent clauses or other sentence elements of equal weight and grammatical rank when not joined by a comma.  In more complex sentences, a semicolon may be used before transitional words that introduces examples or provide explanation.  A semicolon should also be used before conjunctive verbs (therefore, moreover, furthermore, and etc.)  A semicolon may be used if items in a series contain commas. Repetition p 312-313  Is the deliberate use of repetition to build an effect or emphasize a feeling  Can be a way to achieve transition  Has to have a purpose and make sense it not makes the sentence awkward and hides key ideas. Redundancy p.165, 298-299, and 354  To repeat an idea implicit or present in the world being modified contribute to wordiness by being “redundant”  Try to avoid redundancy in your writing can confuse the reader, be concise.  Do not use redundant prepositions, such as “off of,” “in back of,” or “inside of.” Clarity or Clear Sentences p. 120-121,297-300, and 310- 311  A clear sentence is adequately developed and emphasizes your main purpose.  When making list be organize and align everything with one another.  Use headings because they call attention to main topics and divide material.  Capitalize all major words in a subject line except articles, prepositions, and conjunctions with fewer than five letters.  Check for accuracy and effectiveness  Concise writing is free of unnecessary words, phrases, clauses, and sentences without sacrificing clarity and appropriate detail.  Use plain language that is logically organized and understandable on the first reading.


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