Comma Catastrophe: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes in Comma Use

Improper comma use is one of the most common grammatical errors in scientific writing, likely due to the prevailing thought that commas must be placed where the speaker would naturally pause in a sentence. However, did you know there are objective RULES for where to place commas that don’t rely on an individual’s personal preference […]

A Subject We Can All Agree On

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Science does involve a fair amount of analysis but often not of grammar rules. Technical writing is plagued by incorrect subject-verb agreement, and you want your data, not your confusing sentences, to stand out! After a brief lesson on sentence structure and a few simple rules, you’ll be back to focusing on data analysis and less on grammar!

Conjunctive WHAT?!

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Most of us use conjunctive adverbs all the time without thinking about it, but the poor things are often mistreated. In just two minutes, I will show you how to use these babies with style…