What are the four things you need to know about College Writing?
- APA or MLA style is NOT the same as AP style.
- Plagiarizing is unacceptable.
-Professor Jan Leach
- Make time for your drafts--your writing is always better when you've had time to review and improve it.
- Learn from corrections--if your instructor marks something wrong, make sure you never make that mistake again.
- Be clear and concise.
-Professor Danielle Coombs, Associate Director of JMC
- Edit your work before submitting it. Proofread a hard copy, if possible, as it is easier to catch errors on paper than a computer screen. A paper free of grammar, punctuation, and writing errors will help your grades immensely.
- Take your time when writing. Budget time to work on writing-intensive projects. Good writing involves planning, organizing, prioritizing, and rewriting.
- Good writers are good readers. If your desired career path involves a lot of writing, then you must become a voracious reader.
- Buy a dictionary. Then, use it. If you're ever unsure of the meaning or spelling of a word, look it up!