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Avoid unnecessary prepositional phrases:

Unnecessary phrase: The opinion of the manager

Correction: The manager’s opinion

Unnecessary phrase: The obvious effect of such a range of reference is to assure the audience of the author’s range of learning and intellect.

Correction: The wide-ranging references in this talk assure the audience that the author is intelligent and well-read.

Unnecessary phrase: It is a matter of the gravest possible importance to the health of anyone with a history of a problem with disease of the heart that he or she should avoid the sort of foods with a high percentage of saturated fats.

Correction: Anyone with a history of heart disease should avoid saturated fats.

(U Wisconsin-Madison)

Here’s a clear and helpful guide on how to quote Shakespeare.

And here’s the same professor’s clear guide on quoting prose.

Starting sentences with “but”:

There is a widespread belief—one with no historical or grammatical foundation—that it is an error to begin a sentence with a conjunction such as and, but or so. In fact, a substantial percentage (often as many as 10 percent) of the sentences in first-rate writing begin with conjunctions. It has been so for centuries, and even the most conservative grammarians have followed this practice. (Chicago Manual of Style) 

“Many of us were taught that no sentence should begin with “but.” If that’s what you learned, unlearn it—there is no stronger word at the start. It announces total contrast with what has gone before, and the reader is primed for the change.”

“I can’t overestimate how much easier it is for readers to process a sentence if you start with ‘but’ when you’re shifting direction.” (William Zinsser, On Writing Well) 

First person in academic writing: Duke University

First person in academic writing: UNC Chapel Hill

First person in academic writing: Chicago Manual of Style

First person in academic writing: Cancer Journal for Clinicians

The Poem

It’s all in
the sound. A song.
Seldom a song. It should

be a song—made of
particulars, wasps,
a gentian—something
immediate, open

scissors, a lady’s
eyes—waking
centrifugal, centripetal.

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, 1939-1962

Sonnet 116

Sonnet 20

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William Shakespeare, The Book of Sir Thomas Moore. c. 1601-04. British Library.

 

17th c Notebook

“On Shakespeare”

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There is a widespread belief—one with no historical or grammatical foundation—that it is an error to begin a sentence with a conjunction such as and, but or so. In fact, a substantial percentage (often as many as 10 percent) of the sentences in first-rate writing begin with conjunctions. It has been so for centuries, and even the most conservative grammarians have followed this practice. (Chicago Manual of Style)

Many of us were taught that no sentence should begin with “but.” If that’s what you learned, unlearn it—there is no stronger word at the start. It announces total contrast with what has gone before, and the reader is primed for the change. (William Zinsser, On Writing Well)

I can’t overestimate how much easier it is for readers to process a sentence if you start with ‘but’ when you’re shifting direction. (William Zinsser, On Writing Well)

“Fiasco”

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Oxford English Dictionary

OWL Purdue on Works Cited page

Tariq Writing Essay

Sarah Vowell, “Shooting Dad”

When you build, form, rest, or hinge analysis on data, you metaphorically “base (it) on” the evidence. You don’t “base (it) off.” View the “based off” trend.

Commas, periods, and quotation marks

Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking

Why You Should Take Notes by Hand — Not on a Laptop

How to Quote and Cite Poetry

Citing your own data mining:

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Higinbotham, Sarah. “Viola’s Agency.” Stefan Sinclair, Geoffrey   Rockwell, and the Voyant Tools Team. Voyant. Voyant Tools, 2012, https://voyant-tools.org. Accessed 31 Oct. 2016.

Citing an image from a secondary source:

Kahlo, Frida. The Two Fridas. 1939. Museo de Art Moderno,
Mexico City. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: The Western
Perspective. Edited by Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya. Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.

Shakespeare King Lear 1974 Shakespeare in the Park from Gianni B on Vimeo.

100 Best Infographics

 

Simon Russell Bealle

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Fool Blindfolding Justice Durer warning against judicial error

Gandalf contemplates Lear

Student Research on King Lear 

Did I Miss Anything

What is Voyant, and should I cite it? 

Sinclair, Stéfan, Geoffrey Rockwell, and the Voyant Tools Team. Voyant. Voyant Tools, 2012, https://voyant-tools.org. Accessed 10 Sept. 2016.


“I was surprised to find there were interesting things to find and learn from reading quickly — or not reading at all.” — Michael Witmore

 

Kafka

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? … [W]e need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests, like a suicide. A book must be the ax to break the frozen sea inside us.

Franz Kafka, 1904

 

Oxford College of Emory University