HELP SHEETS

          Over the past two years, as I’ve tried to help people with their writing, the same problems have come up over and over again.


          So I’ve compiled a collection of handouts designed to help people with these problems. Now I’ve posted them on-line.

 

         PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR

 

             HOW LONG SHOULD A SENTENCE BE?

 

             PARAGRAPHS

 

          'The' and 'An' - mostly intended to help those who don't speak English as their first language.  It explains when and how you use 'the' and 'an'.

 

           'That' and 'Which' - where and how do you use them?

 

          CONFUSING WORDS A lot of people are confused by 'we're' and 'were'; 'they're' and 'their' and 'there', and don't know which they should use.  If you have this difficulty, then this page may help.

 

          Apostrophes - the little punctuation mark that causes an awful lot of grief.

 

           Active and Passive Voice - If you've been told by your tutor that you should - or shouldn't - write in 'the passive voice' or 'the active voice' - this explains what they are, and how to use them.

 

 

           Here are some on-line sites you may also find helpful:-

 

          The Campaign for Plain English has some good advice here.

 

          The Royal Literary Fund itself has some helpful essays on writing essays, dissertations, and more.  Click here.

 

              You'll find THE WRITING DEN here.

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