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Resources for Developmental English Common Concerns

These are resources to address the list of diagnostic concerns for developmental English classes.

Subject and Verb Agreement

Fragments

Essay Formatting (Paragraphs, Indentations, Introductions, etc.)

  • PowerPoint from Dr. Bedwell

Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

  • Commas  http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/commas/
    • This resource clearly but concisely explains, in both formal terms and thorough description of the terms, when and how to use commas in different common situations. It also provides clear examples of both what to do and what is considered incorrect writing.
  • Comma Splice  http://catpages.nwmissouri.edu/m/WC/grammar4.html
    • This resource provides an example of a comma splice and four ways that it can be made into a complete sentence

Punctuation Errors/Lack of Diverse Punctuation

  • Punctuation Made Simple  http://punctuationmadesimple.org/
    • This resource gives explanations and examples for how to correctly use colons, semicolons, commas, dashes, and apostrophes.
  • Commas  http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/commas/

    • This resource clearly but concisely explains, in both formal terms and thorough description of the terms, when and how to use commas in different common situations. It also provides clear examples of both what to do and what is considered incorrect writing.
  • Comma Chemistry  http://catpages.nwmissouri.edu/m/WC/grammar7.html
    • This resource explains the different ways that commas connect information and provides examples for each.

Lacking Vocabulary (Use of “very” and “really”)

 

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