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Mini Lessons

The following tutor-produced Mini-Lessons cover almost any topic you might need for perfecting your grammar and style elements in a paper.  These handouts can be downloaded in MS Word (.doc) format for easy printing.

Thesis Statements Dashes Hyphens
Quotation Marks Possessive Nouns Case
Italics Which or That? Pesky Pairs
Coordinating Sentences Quoting Poetry Quoting Prose
Proofreading Synonyms for Said The Pronoun You
Relative Clauses The Ellipsis Nonsexist Use of Language
Semicolon Words to Coordinate & Subordinate Passive Voice
Transition Words Sentence Structure Reading Tips and Strategies
Making an Outline Commas to Combine Sentences Grammar
Inclusive Language Colons Plagiarism

More mini-lessons and guides are available at Literary Education Online from St. Cloud University and Purdue OWL's Handouts Listed by Topic.