How the Writing Center Can Help with Grammar

If you need help with grammar, here's how Writing Center tutors can assist you.

Common Problems with However, Therefore, and Similar Words

Writers often err when using words like however, furthermore, therefore, thus, consequently, and moreover to conjoin sentences.

Can I Use Microsoft Word's Grammar Check?

Learn the pros and cons of relying on Microsoft Word's Grammar Check tool.

Tense Shifting

Many students believe that tense changes should always be avoided, but sometimes a shift in tense is necessary. It is the unnecessary shifts in tense that sometimes cause awkwardness.

Subject-Verb Agreement

This type of agreement helps to ensure that your paper will be accurate, clear, and stylistically correct.

Parallel Structure

Parallelism is a similarity of grammatical form for similar elements of meaning within a sentence or among sentences.

Guidelines for Proofreading

For most people, learning grammar is the first step in learning to write. Rules of grammar are the foundation for clear sentences, and clear sentences lead directly to good writing.

Easily Confused Words

When writing, it is sometimes difficult to remember the correct word. Here are some commonly misused words and examples of their correct usage.

More Writing Help

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