February 26, 2017

Homework Help: Composition

Posted by Tori on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 4:43pm.

Can you please check this for any grammatical errors?

Thank you for your help.

Having been out of school for 15 years, I seem to have forgotten the fundamentals of grammar. Taking Composition and Communication 155 has helped me gain a better understanding of basic grammar and the importance behind it, making me feel more confident in my writing.

I have always had trouble determining why or when a comma or an apostrophe needs to be placed. After reading Chapter 37 & 38, I learned that commas are very important because they help readers understand the sentence. Apostrophes are used to show ownership, or replace a letter to form a contraction. Learning where and when to correctly place commas and apostrophes has not only made my writing clearer to follow; it has also made it more interesting. I am more confident writing emails and short letters to my superiors now, knowing that I have these basic rules down.

Chapter 22 explains the four most serious errors in writing. Before taking this class I was guilty of many of these. I would have run-on sentences in my writing because I was sure I would put the comma in the wrong spot. Fragmented sentences were also a problem for me; I would have sentences that should be combined throughout my writing. Now that I know a sentence must include a subject, verb, and a complete thought, I should not have this issue any longer.

This class has taught me a lot in these last four weeks. I know I still have a long way to go to become a “good” writer, but what I have learned, has made me feel more confident in my writing than I ever have.

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