Clarity of Prose

Today’s activity will require you to identify issues with clarity and grammar, label them, and rewrite sentences. We will be using GoogleDocs to do this in real time.

Step 1: ™Label each sentence with the type of errors found (may be more than one):

  • ™Run-on ™
  • Comma splice
  • ™Subject-verb agreement ™
  • Sentence Fragment ™
  • Typo ™
  • Other clarity issue ™

Step 2: After you have labeled them all as a team, rewrite the sentences to be more clear and grammatically correct.


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Powerpoint file: Polishing & Proofreading



About NP

Nicole Papaioannou is a Ph.D. candidate at St. John's University. She is currently working on a student-centered grounded theory dissertation, which focuses on issues central to writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines scholarship. In her professional life, she acts as Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design at Fulcrum Labs, where she leads course creation and oversees instructional designers, copyeditors, and authoring assistants. She also loves horseback riding, photography, dancing, hiking, and playing with her rescue dog, Cupid.

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