Clarity 1 Tighten wordy sentences. 2 Prefer active verbs. 3 Balance parallel ideas. 4 Add needed words. 5 Eliminate distracting shifts. 6 Untangle mixed constructions. 7 Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers. 8 Provide sentence variety. 9 Find an appropriate voice. Grammar 10 Make subjects and verbs agree. 11 Be alert to other problems with verbs. 12 Use pronouns with care. 13 Use adjectives and adverbs appropriately. 14 Repair sentence fragments. 15 Revise run-on sentences. 16 Consider grammar topics for multilingual writers. Punctuation 17 The comma 18 The semicolon and the colon 19 The apostrophe 20 Quotation marks 21 Other punctuation marks Mechanics 22 Capitalization 23 Abbreviations, numbers, and italics 24 Hyphenation Research 25 Posing a research question 26 Finding appropriate sources 27 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism 28 Evaluating sources MLA Papers 29 Supporting a thesis 30 Avoiding plagiarism 31 Integrating sources 32 Integrating literary quotations 33 MLA documentation style 34 MLA format; sample research paper APA Papers 35 Supporting a thesis 36 Avoiding plagiarism 37 Integrating sources 38 APA documentation style 39 APA format; sample research paper Chicago Papers 40 Supporting a thesis 41 Avoiding plagiarism 42 Integrating sources 43 Chicago documentation style 44 Chicago format; sample pages CSE Papers 45 CSE documentation style 46 CSE format Exercises
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