Comma splice Essays

  • Common Grammatical Errors In John Updike's A & P

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    Comma splices are also another form of common grammatical errors. Comma splices are also called run-on sentences; two main clauses are joined together and attempt to create one single sentence. One of the most common types of comma splice that is considered unacceptable is “a sentence of two independent clauses joined, or interrupted, by a conjunctive adverb preceded by one comma or enclosed by two” (A Few Good Words for the Comma Splice 185). In A&P, there are a few instances in which John Updike’s

  • My Reflection In My Writing Class

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    not necessary for my education. In my writing 200 class, I have learned how to fix run on sentences, comma splices, fragments, and improve my grammar. I have improved my writing significantly, but I still have some work to do. I have been working on my writing and know I am ready to succeed at the next level because in 200 I learned how to proper use of transitions, and correct placement of commas. I am ready for my next writing class because now I know how to use transitions correctly in the essay

  • English 111 Reflection Essay

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    While self-accessing my overall performance in English 111, I would say I have done fairly well. I learned a lot about English and mostly about myself. I learned what I needed to work on and improve. Reflecting on my overall performance, I will start by explaining my participation in class, my performance in two areas, how I transitioned into the role of a college student during the semester, what process I used to be successful in English 111, and my overall skill development. This past semester

  • Thomas Lux's The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently

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    Thomas Lux’s “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently” is a poem that speaks about the inner voices that you hear when you are reading. Then it will speak about the words that you remember can trace back memories. Throughout this poem, Lux demonstrates tone, figure of speech, theme, structure, and imagery to make his audience to impart in the message that your own voice truest. When Lux wrote this poem, he wanted his audience to understand the tone of voice that he was speaking with. Lux had

  • The Poet's Obligation Poem Analysis

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    Rina Morooka Mr Valera Language Arts Compare and Contrast essay on “The poet’s obligation”, “When I have fears that I may cease to be”, and “In my craft of sullen art” The three poems, “The poet’s obligation” by Neruda, “when I have fears that I may cease to be” by Keats, and “In my craft of sullen art” by Thomas, all share the similarity that they describe poets’ relationships with their poems. However, the three speakers in the three poems shared different views on their poetry; the speaker

  • I Felt A Funeral In My Brain Poem Analysis

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    Two elements that any good poet understands and uses well are imagery and figurative language. Both are used in poetry in order to aid the reader in the understanding of the purpose of the poem. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson is a great example of the use of imagery in a poem. In contrast, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath uses figurative language to show the reader what the meaning of the poem is. The two elements are necessary for a poet to have in their arsenal of tools for writing

  • Barbie Doll And Richard Cory Analysis

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    Considered very significant to numerous people, happiness and external appearances plays a part in themes of various works. Therefore, these themes of people’s happiness and outward looks are usually ones that many people want to experience. Reading works with these themes can allow the reader to view the subject within the author’s point of view. Poems with these themes lets the readers understand the topic through new eyes, and they may even inspire the reader think about what is truly valuable

  • Problems In My Literacy Narrative

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    to use a comma, as well as, making sure I did not have comma splices in my writing. I also had difficulty staying with one story line. I would write about several different topics instead of focusing on one topic. Lastly, knowing where to place my thesis created a challenge for me. In the past, my thesis would sound good, but I had a difficult time knowing where to properly place it. When I began writing this paper, I knew that grammar was going to be a huge problem for me. Comma splices were one

  • My Love In Writing

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    The Recalling days I would binge-read some of my favorite books, I remember how much my love for writing was incomparable to my love for reading; I could spend hours reading books but when it came to writing I always felt down. Maybe my inability to write in a similar or better way than the authors of books I read, provoked thoughts of a lack of imagination and strength to write anything that could be of interest to anyone. My confidence in my writing capability was at an all-time low. Slowly but

  • Reflective Essay: Improving My Writing Process

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    supported the points in the paper some of the words used lacked definition making the sentence sound a little awkward. Additionally, the common error that requires constant diligence from me when reviewing my papers is the comma splice. There has been at least one comma splice error in every paper I have written this semester. The errors are subsequently fewer per paper, but I still need to continue to work on grammar and

  • Reflective Essay: Comparative Analysis

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    In this portfolio I have included two of my pieces first I have included my Self-inventory Essay and second I have included my Comparative Analysis Essay. Through these two writings you could see that I have progressed with my skills of Organization, Text Formatting, Presenting the Purpose and Grammar. From my struggles with my self-Inventory Essay to, my clearly and correctly written Comparative Analysis Essay. Throughout. English writing 101 I was able to fully understand how to fix these problems

  • My Experience: My Writing Experience

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    had a better understanding on the assignment rather than going into the assignment guessing if I was doing it correctly I would have gotten a better score than I got. There was some misuse of commas and even commas splices included in the essay. In previous course and now I do not know how to correctly use commas I did not really understand the concept whenever my

  • English 1010 Reflection

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    learned how to construct and organize unified, coherent, and well-developed paragraphs. I am able to apply grammar and usage rules correctly and develop clear, concise sentences. I learned about parallelism, run-on, comma splices and sentences. I also learned about the end punctuation, the comma, parentheses and quotation marks. I am able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of plagiarism by correctly summarizing, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and acknowledging the sources through MLA/APA documentation

  • Reflective Essay On In Cold Blood

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    syntax, and not even glancing at what my diction was like. Soon, I realized that all of these things were important and I went from getting average grades on essays to high A’s. I started noticing run on sentences, poor word choice, and way too much comma placement. My writing took a turn for the best, I had my fellow students help me improve, instead of them just outright editing my essays for me. This in turn helped me improve and made me the writer I am today. One of my first ever essays in the

  • Improve My Writing Skills Essay

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    assignments early. -- Read and clearly understand my writing assignments. - -Prepare an outline and organize my thoughts for each paragraphs. -- Work on grammar by studying the WWWS provided in class at least once or twice a week (specifically comma splices and punctuations), and taking practice quizzes on websites such as and -- Build my vocabulary lists and choose my words carefully in order to grasp reader’s attention.

  • Proofreading Vs Editing

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    A paper that fails to get proofread and edited is a paper that is destined for failure. Proofreading and editing is a very difficult task to accomplish. Trust is placed upon the task, as well as the person executing it. Nonetheless, it must be done, ideally from a non-biased individual. Proofreading is used to check for grammatical and spelling errors, while editing is the process of fine tuning the content and improving sentence fluency ("Editing and Proofreading"). The first step begins with reading

  • AP Language Reflective Essay

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    grammar concepts that go in to writing a well-rounded essay. Overall, I have definitely seen improvement from my Literary Narrative Essay to my argument essay. In the first essay that we wrote, I was often making silly grammar mistakes such as comma splices for example “At that moment my love for reading disappeared I didn’t like being told that I had to read a science fiction novel like House of

  • Reflective Essay: How To Improve My Writing

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    that I was passionate about. While writing this paper I learned how to self-correct mistakes that I would make a lot throughout my paper. One of my biggest writing errors that I have now learned to fix is comma splice errors, which is when I incorrectly connected my sentences with only a comma. This paper also made me realize that in the first draft you can forget a lot of details that you think you put in. Then when spending the time to revise you can make your paper more engaging to the audience

  • Summer Bridge Reflection

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    course my expectations were surpassed, Dr. PHP was not an easy teacher but she was an effective teacher. Her lessons and explanations in class worked well for me especially in my writing. Giving us handouts dealing with grammatical errors like comma splices and giving us examples in class of how an outline should be written really helped out a lot. Another thing that

  • Reflection On Consumer Education

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    Day 2: A piece of flash nonfiction before we begin: It 's the second semester of my final year of high school and my first-period class is Consumer Education. I walk to school, am exposed daily to dangerous windchill and student drivers swerving into their spots two minutes before the final bell at 7:35 AM. The halls are clogged with kids unwrapping themselves, shimming out of their jackets; the floor is slick with slush dragged in from the outside. I 'm one of the first in the classroom, and I