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-ance vs -ence endings

Have you ever had problems figuring out which ending to use? -ance vs -ence can be one of the hardest because they sound almost identical…

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Parallelism

Take a few minutes to watch this presentation on “Parallelism” to see if your sentences are in parallel format. I know it sounds scary, but really it’s not. https://docs.google.com/a/maine.edu/presentation/d/1k6j8IZ4_FzimjE_g5t0GphTfEBh3bMOqzrpATR02BaM/edit#slide=id.p Lisa Sturgis, UC VAWLTer

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Tips for Concise Writing

Recently I had to write a paper that hit between 500 and 600 words. So I wrote, and I was on a roll, and by the time I finished typing, I realized that I had over 700 words. I read and reread my paper and managed to trim it down. Only two days later someone came to me with a similar problem. So how do we trim words out of papers without effecting the content?…

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