CollegeLevel Writing

Rulesof Academic Writing

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Microsoft Word has a sophisticated &quotchecker&quot to identify most spelling, grammar, &amp consistency errors. Remove all before submission.

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An extra line between sentences accomplished by using the “Line and Paragraphing Spacing” option in Microsoft Word &amp selecting 2.0 Spacing

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The TAB key often makes a perfect 0.5 inch indentation by default.

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All four sides of each page in your document must default to 1.0” for the top, bottom, left, and right sides.

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Separates creative writing from formal academic writing including APA, MLA, &amp GCU Style. Strict adherence is required.

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Clichés, or slang, or figurative language should be avoided. Instead, write out or use the definition instead of the cliché.

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Avoid the shortened forms of one or two words combined. Spell out both words.

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Be sure to use this appropriately for the first word in every sentence, proper nouns, and Netiquette.

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LOL is an example of a term that should not be used in academic writing.

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Most common standardized lettering and size in college level writing.

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Microsoft Word will underline these errors with a green line. Rewrite the sentence until the green line disappears.

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Paragraphs should be aligned to the left at the zero or null point on the Microsoft Word ruler.

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Avoid extraordinarily long sentences. The word &quotand&quot can often be a place to split up a Run-on.

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Avoid wordiness by deleting needless words and using Microsoft Word thesaurus for word ideas, synonyms, and antonyms.

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One would, A person could, They should, She, He, It.

Spellingand Grammar Checker

Red

Spelling

Blue

Grammar

Green

Format Consistency

WritingVoice

Third Person

Grand Canyon University prepares people for the academic rigor they will face in their first class.

First Person

Grand Canyon University prepares me for the academic rigor I will face in my first class

Second Person

Grand Canyon University prepares you for the academic rigor you will face in your first class