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Ms.

Lyla Computer Minor 3/10/2012

Common Mistakes
1. Make sure to put your name, date, and the class at the top of the page. It should be aligned to the right. This can be in the header or just above the title. See the top of this page for an example. 2. Pay attention to capitalization. For instance, always capitalize your name and other proper nouns. Always capitalize “I” and the first letter of each sentence. Bad: i am called angella. Good: I am called Angella. 3. Generally, it is not good to change the formatting for each paragraph of your essay. Making important words bold, or changing the formatting of your quotes might be good for a very stylish essay. If you are interested in using different formats and incorporating pictures, you should consider learning about "graphic design".

colors and fonts make an interesting picture. making it difficult to read. Students changed formatting at random. See how different text sizes. You must have a reason for changing the format. This was done by a professional and it looks good. This does not look professional. . This is a picture of what some essays look like.An example of Graphic Design.

I like studying Computer Science and reading books. It makes a space. 6. 9. Using "but" "and" "so" and other conjunctions is fine. Only put one space between words. so do not make a sentence that tells many different pieces of unrelated information. put no spaces before the full stop and one space afterwards. Good: I went to the shop. . This is the same with commas. Good: I did my computer minor homework. or what we call and indent. A sentence should have one piece of information to tell. you’re. Good: Here is a sentence with one space between each word. Good: Her clothes were dirty so she went to do her laundry. Bad: Her clothes were dirty so she went to do things. A paragraph should be at least three sentences. cause 8. Bad: I did my computer minor homework . ur. These are words that do not have a very clear meaning. If you have a single sentence that is the length of a paragraph. For full stops. colons and semi-colons. Avoid using the words "things" and "stuff". Good: you. before the paragraph that looks professional. Bad: I went to the shop and my name is Hannah so the day was sunny but I opened the door to the store. Never use short ways of writing words for formal essays. The day was sunny. Use the tab key before the beginning of paragraphs. but don't just use them to make your sentences longer.so I went to extra practice. because Bad: u.4. Bad: Here I just used spaces. 7. My name is Hannah.My marks weren't so high . so I went to extra practice. Good: Here I used tab. 5. My marks weren't so high. I opened the door. This means only press the spacebar once. consider splitting the long sentence into many small sentences. Bad: Here is a sentence with some words having many spaces.

Using these words makes you seem unsure and unknowledgeable. Bad: I think Paul Kagame might somehow be the greatest supporter of women’s rights. if ever. use words such as “maybe”. or “possibly” in a formal essay. You should rarely. Good: Paul Kagame is the greatest supporter of women’s rights.I like studying things and doing stuff. “somehow”. 10. .