Grammar

WRITING STYLE – GENERAL RULES
(Grammar & Syntax)

Present Tense (Simple Tense vs. Progressive)
Apostrophe Abuse
Pronoun Problems
Subject-Verb Agreement
Using semicolons and colons correctly
Parallel Structure

WRITING MUSTS
(Classwide Style Expectations)

(elements of the “Freshmen Five” and “Sophomore Six” that handle writing style tips, and not grammatical rules, are located under the WRITING page)

Freshmen Units (From the “Freshmen Five” * = link goes to a Purdue OWL page, ** = link goes to Grammar Girl)

Verb usage* (a reminder: Use present simple tense in literature essays, past tense for historical ones)
Comma Usage*     
Comma Practice Pages

Sophomore Units (From the “Sophomore Six” – most of the Sophomore Six are Writing tips)

FIRST SEMESTER

Avoiding Common Errors:     Page 1     Page 2    Page 3    Page 4

Middle School Musts (for a refresher)

Capitalization (link goes to the Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Punctuation
Title Punctuation

REMINDER PAGE FOR HMS, FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORE GRAMMAR

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