Writing reflects an author’s thoughts feelings and ability to communicate messages clearly to others. Proper grammar, mechanics and punctuation contribute immensely to effective written communication, helping to ensure the writer’s intended message is conveyed clearly and with accuracy. Grammar, mechanics and punctuation are further considered basic skills that are usually learned early in life and assumed by employers. Grammar, in particular, is fundamental to effective communication, as it can affect how others perceive and respond to the speaker/author.
Use the resources provided here as needed to continually improve grammar, mechanics and punctuation in your academic writing.