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Academic Writing Guide: Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

Grammar tips

Good punctuation and grammar help to control the flow of writing and makes reading a pleasure for the reader. In addition, good punctuation and grammar allows your reader to focus on what it is you are saying instead of on how you are saying it.


When a writer makes a grammatical mistake or punctuation mistake, the effect on the reader is that the mistakes take the reader's attention away from the content of the writing. Errors in grammar and punctuation make the reader pay more attention to your grammar or punctuation instead of what you are trying to say.

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