All posts tagged: Andrea L. Lunsford

More Wednesday Scene: Writing 101

November 16 / 16 Hey again….Did you notice that there is a Writing/Literary Tutorial at the top of the blog page? I did promised it and I delivered. Now I’m adding more to the page. Found this at the Writing Center at Columbus State University, where I work my day job. This is from The St. Martin’s Handbook, Sixth Edition by Andrea A. Lunsford.  It’s title, The Top Twenty: A Quick Guide to Troubleshooting Your Writing. This is two-part post. The rest will be posted to the Writing/Literary Tutorial page.  Readers judge your writing by your control of certain conventions, which may change depending on your audience, purpose, and context for the writing. Whether an instructor marks an error in a student assignment will depend on personal judgements about how serious  the error is and what the writer should be focusing on in the draft. Some of the student writing patterns identified here may be considered errors by some instructors but stylistic options by others. Statistically, though, these twenty errors–identified in nationwide research by Andrea …