Analyze the mechanical errors (grammar, punctuation, word use, and typos) in each of your papers.
How many different errors are marked on each paper?
Which three errors do you make most often?
Is the number of errors constant in each paper, or does the number increase or decrease during the term?
As your instructor directs,
a. Correct each of the mechanical errors in one or more papers.
b. Deliberately write two new sentences in which you make each of your three most common errors. Then write the correct version of each sentence.
c. Write a memo to your instructor discussing your increasing mastery of mechanical correctness during the semester or quarter.
d. Briefly explain to the class how to avoid one kind of error in grammar, punctuation, or word use.