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Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Quick and dirty tips for better writing

1. Quick Tips for Better Writing
How to write better lists
How to write in active voice
How to write straightforward sentences
How to write with rhythm and style

2. Simplify Your Writing
When to delete adverbs
When to delete prepositions
Write to a lower grade level
Format your writing

3. Avoid Major Punctuation Mistakes
Break up run-on sentences
Use commas like a pro
Know global quotation mark rules
Never make an its/it's error again

4. Polish Your Writing
State your conclusions
Beyond spellcheck
Read aloud

Grammar Girl resources
Grammar Girl Q&A with the copy editors