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HelpfulGrammar Tips


1.  Place a comma before F A N B O Y S (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, and So).

2.  When typing, leave one space after commas and semicolons.

3.  When typing, leave two spaces after periods, colons, question marks, and exclamation points.

4.  Title page:  Place title in the center of the page. Place your name, the date, the teacher's name and the course name in the lower right corner of the page as follows:
                                                                                                                                                        Name
                                                                                                                                                        Date
                                                                                                                                                        Teacher
                                                                                                                                                        Course
5.  Bibliography Example:

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Dear Benjamin Banneker.  New York:  Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994.



Some other helpful tips for writing are included in:
Rules of Thumb, A Guide for Writers, Fourth Edition

Silverman, Jay.  Elaine Hughes.  Diana Roberts Wienbroer.  Rules of Thumb, A Guide for Writers, Fourth Edition.  The McGraw-Hill Companies, 1998.

The book is good for 16 to 90 year olds.  It's a good reference for parents when helping their children with reports or with their own writing.  I found the Third Edition to be helpful in College.


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