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Proofread your paper in addition to running spell check. Colombia is a country in South America; Columbia is a river in Missouri. Likewise, Chile is a country in South America; chili is something you eat. Spell check will not catch the Untied States of America, revolutionary pheasants or gorilla fighters. Pinochet was not a muppet of the USA. I may be amused, but you will lose points for sloppy writing.

— Maria Escobar-Lemmon

This presentation explains some revision tips that will help students write clearly and concisely. It emphasizes minimizing wordiness and writing clear, yet complex sentences. It also covers a few basics of grammar and punctuation, reviewing the most common mistakes. During the workshop, students will be encouraged to check their understanding of topics discussed. They will also receive handouts for further reference.




 

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