Styles are hugely helpful. To be honest, though, I didn’t understand their importance until I started editing. When I was writing my own papers for grad school, I never used… Read More »DIY Formatting: Using Microsoft Heading Styles to Speed Up Your Dissertation
I started last week’s post (which became this week’s post because it took me a while) by mentioning that clients frequently ask me about run-on sentences. I didn’t address run-ons… Read More »Checking for Run-on Sentences (The Time Grammar Fell in Love with Math)
Aside from asking for help with formatting, one of the most common requests I get is to help a client with run-on sentences. Most people, even non-native speakers, have a… Read More »Verb is a Vocabulary Word (One Reason Grammar is Exclusionary)
It’s one layer in the way that we communicate meaning. The primary purpose of Instagram is its content: photographs that share experiences and captions that can make quick but powerful statements. Likewise, when you’re working on the first drafts of your dissertation, you’re focused on content. Your goal is to present new research or new ideas.