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 English 1302
Technical Writing

Helpful Writing Resources - Mechanics

If you have issues you need to work on through your lab exercises, here are some resources to help:

Correcting Sentence Fragments

Instruction on Correcting Sentence Fragments
This source provides easy-to-understand instructions on recognizing and correcting sentence fragments.
http://ace.acadiau.ca/english/grammar/fragment.htm/

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Examples of sentence fragments and possible revisions to correct them
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_frag.html

Correcting Comma Splices

Instruction on Correcting Comma Splices
This source provides easy-to-understand instructions for correcting comma splices.
http://ace.acadiau.ca/english/grammar/comma.htm
Exercise on Avoiding Comma Splices
An interactive exercise on avoiding comma splices. Capital Community College.
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/nova/nova4.htm

Correcting Run-On Sentences (or Fused Sentences)

Instruction on Correcting Run-On or Fused Sentences
This source provides easy-to-understand instructions on recognizing and correcting run-on and fused sentences.
http://ace.acadiau.ca/english/grammar/runon.htm
Repairing Run-On Sentences
Good exercises from the Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community College.
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/runons_quiz.htm

Recognizing and Correcting Unclear Pronoun Reference

Instruction on Correcting Unclear Pronoun Reference
Easy-to-understand instructions for recognizing and correcting unclear pronoun reference.
http://ace.acadiau.ca/english/grammar/pronoun.htm

Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions

Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions
A practice exercise on using commas with coordinating conjunctions, Capital Community College.
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/nova/nova1.htm

Subject Verb Agreement

Instruction on Subject Verb Agreement
Instructions on Subject Verb Agreement
http://ace.acadiau.ca/english/grammar/s_v.htm
Subject Verb Agreement Quiz
Good exercises from the Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community College.
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/svagr2.htm

Sentence Variety

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Provides instruction and examples for various ways to adding elements to sentences and puctuating them correctly.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_sentvar.html

Sentence Combining

Sentence Combining Exercise I
A good sentence combining exercise to help you practice sentence variety.
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/combining_quiz2.htm
Sentence Combining Exercise II
A good sentence combining exercise to help you practice sentence variety.
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/combining_quiz1.htm
Sentence Combining Exercise III
A good sentence combining exercise to help you practice sentence variety.
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/primer_quiz.htm

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