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Writing & Communication Blog Posts

Sentence Structures

Sentences convey ideas and how they are related. They may have multiple ideas and relationships, so different structures help to separate a sentence’s information. Descriptions Examples Word order is a language’s mostly fixed sequence for ideas and relationships,...

Word Choice & Word Form

Word choice and word form indicate a writer’s familiarity and their intended reader’s familiarity in a context by following systematic rules and idiosyncratic rules. Descriptions Examples Fixed phrases are word combinations that appear together in high frequency in...

Other Rhetorical Choices

Rhetorical choices give writing an effect that can help readers better understand the writer’s context or purpose. Descriptions Examples Formality tells the reader if the writing is situated in a casual context, professional context, or anything in between. Some...

Verbs

Verbs indicate the actions and relationships among ideas. They carry important information such as the time or the number of ideas in the sentence. Descriptions Examples Verb tense indicates a sentence’s time frame. Currently, the team works in a rented space...

Writing Center Materials

Writing Tutorial Referral Form: Bring this form to the Center if you want to give your instructor a report on what was covered during the consultation. Resources for Sentence-level Choices: This page contains resources for composing and reading sentences. Tips for...