When descriptions appear, they refer to the link below the description.
Provides two definitions of style: 1) machinery of writing 2)
Provides two categories of links: developing style via 1) word
choice and 2)sentence construction
Some important distinctions among these three terms in the
context of academic writing for college.
Style, Voice, and Tone in Academic (College Writing)
Important Distinctions Among the Three!
Tone, Voice, Persona
Difference Between Tone and Voice
Individual and Appropriate Voice
Tone (Attitude and Audience)
Connotation and Denotation and Word Choice
Gender Sensitive Language
Conciseness: Methods of Eliminating Wordiness
Painting with Five Basic Brushstrokes: Sentence Style
Scroll down until you find Quiz Sentence Types. Study periodic,
cumulative, cleft, and emphatic sentences.
Rhetorical Devices: Parallelism and More
This link draws a distinction between revision (making major
substantive and structural changes in your drafts) and editing
(proofing for errors).
This link also points out one the best strategies for editing or
proofing: reading your composition backwards, from the last
sentence to the first.
Revising Vs. Editing: A Distinction
This link distinguishes between editing (revising) and proofing
(checking for errors). Note that some people use the word editing
to mean revising; others use editing to mean proofing.
Editing and Proofreading
Fragments and Runs-On
This handout offers seven easy steps to becoming a comma
Correct Apostrophe Usage
Brief Overview of Punctuation: Semicolon, Colon,Parenthesis, Dash, Quotation Marks, and Italics
Avoiding Shifts in Verb Tense, Voice, Mood, Person, Number Discourse, Sentence Construction
Faulty Pronoun Reference
Focus on the section on the singular indefinite pronouns.
Pronoun Agreement: Singular Indefinite Pronouns
Pronoun Case Errors
Who Vs. Whom
That vs. Which vs. Who
Avoiding Errors in Parallelism
Check out avoiding faulty coordination.
Principles of Coordination and Subordination
Common Usage Errors in Standard English
Some Rules and Suggestions about Spelling
Spelling and Grammar Check in Microsoft Word