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Grammar Express. Basics of APA Style. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). EERE Communication Standards and Guidelines: Style Guide Full Text. Below is the full text of the Style Guide for Web pages for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

EERE Communication Standards and Guidelines: Style Guide Full Text

The guide features formatting, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and language guidelines. Guidelines are listed alphabetically for easy reference. You may also use the topic index to locate information covered in the guide. a and an Use "a" before any acronym or word that begins with a consonant sound. HyperGrammar. Welcome to HyperGrammar electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre.

HyperGrammar

This course covers approximately the same ground as our English department's ENG 1320 Grammar course. The content of HyperGrammar is the result of the collaborative work of the four instructors who were teaching the course in Fall 1993: Heather MacFadyen, David Megginson, Frances Peck, and Dorothy Turner. David Megginson was then responsible for editing the grammar and exercises and for converting them to SGML. This package is designed to allow users a great deal of freedom and creativity as they read about grammar.

HyperGrammar allows users to create and follow their own lines of thought. This package is currently under construction! Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Chapter 2. Punctuation, Mechanics, Capitalization, and Spelling. Printer-friendly version Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.

Chapter 2. Punctuation, Mechanics, Capitalization, and Spelling

—W. Somerset Maugham This chapter is about habit. As Samuel Beckett once noted, “Habit is the ballast that chains the dog to his vomit.” Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. In this section of the site, you'll find writing resources separated into five categories.

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Please note our Fair Use Guidelines as you explore the handbook. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/EFL) Writing Guides. The following Writing Guides are available.

Writing Guides

To view guides, click on the list of catgories on the list below. You may view or hide descriptions of the guides. Writing and Speaking Research Writing & Documentation. TheLearningProfessor - Writing Guide. Wikispaces Classroom is now free, social, and easier than ever.

TheLearningProfessor - Writing Guide

Try it today. guest Join | Help | Sign In TheLearningProfessor Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Turn off "Getting Started" Untitled. Style Exercises for Technical Writers. The Passive Engineer: Why, when, and how to use the passive voice. Question:Why do engineers write in the passive voice?

The Passive Engineer: Why, when, and how to use the passive voice

How can we avoid this? Bill H., PE Denver, CO Answer: You're right: Engineers use the passive voice a lot. But so do scientists, business people, and nearly all academics. Why? 1. 2. 3. All three appeal to professional motives; but two of these reasons are based on bad logic. First Bad Reason: "The Passive Sounds Objective" Writer's Diet. Guide to Grammar and Writing. Table of Contents. The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and ScientificWriting. Subject-Specific Writing.

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Subject-Specific Writing

Professional, Technical Writing These OWL resources will help you conduct research and compose documents for the workplace, such as memoranda and business letters. This section also includes resources for writing report and scientific abstracts. Writing in Literature These OWL resources will help you write about literature and poetry. The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and ScientificWriting. Designing Documents with a Word Processor: A Tutorial by Roger Munger. About the Tutorial This tutorial presents a brief overview of how to achieve interesting, effective designs for your pages using the basic features of your word processor.

Designing Documents with a Word Processor: A Tutorial by Roger Munger

Specifically, it introduces you to important design principles to consider as you design a document and helps you analyze the design of sample documents. Although the design principles presented here apply to both print and online documents, the primary focus is on design strategies for paper documents. Keep in mind that some of the guidelines presented here might not apply to your specific project. You need to think about your own purposes and about how your audience will use the information. You can create the designs discussed here using most of the word processing programs available today. Top 10 Principles for Plain Language. Download the PDF Contact Us If you have suggestions on ways to improve our documents and/or website, we'd like to hear from you!

Plain language is clear, concise, organized, and appropriate for the intended audience. Write for your reader, not yourself. Exercises: Parallel structure. On Parallel Structures. Rules for Writing Numbers. Except for a few basic rules, spelling out numbers vs. using figures (also called numerals) is largely a matter of writers' preference. Again, consistency is the key. Policies and philosophies vary from medium to medium. America's two most influential style and usage guides have different approaches: The Associated Press Stylebook recommends spelling out the numbers zero through nine and using numerals thereafter—until one million is reached.

Here are four examples of how to write numbers above 999,999 in AP style: 1 million; 20 million; 20,040,086; 2.7 trillion. Bullet Lists — English Exercises & Practice. 16 Rules For Writing Numbers. Using Numbers, Writing Lists. Writing and reference manuals offer different advice for creating lists. Rules for Writing Numbers. Numbers do not only show up in math assignments, but also in everyday writing.

Like most things in the English language, there are rules for writing numbers. Yes, imagine that! There are certain numbers that we spell out in letters, while there are others that we only write in numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.). You have probably come across more than your fair share of ‘Top 10’ lists. Why is it not ‘Top Ten’ list? Number and Numeral Writing Tips. Question from a reader - “separated by dashes”? - Spell out or use numerals? There is often confusion as to when to spell out numbers and when to use numerals.

Just follow these rules: Never begin a sentence with a numeral. When the number is in the middle of a sentence, spell it out. Back to Top. Awesome Business Jargon! Business Buzzwords: How to Sound As Smart As Your Boss.