Smoking in Public Places

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 415
  • Published : March 13, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. NOTE: WritePoint comments are computer-generated writing and grammar suggestions inviting the consideration and analysis of the writer; they are not infallible statements of right/wrong, and they should not be used as grading elements. Also, at present, WritePoint cannot detect quotations or block-quotes, so comments in those areas should be ignored. Please see the other helpful writing resources in the Tutorials and Guides section of the Center for Writing Excellence. Thank you for using WritePoint.

Smoking in Public Places
Anna Mazur
Comm/215
March 7, 2013
Christina Corriveau

Smoking in Public Places
Are you [Eliminate second person (you, your) in academic documents and avoid addressing the reader directly. Prefer third-person pronouns (he, she, they, it)] a smoker? [Writing suggestion: Unless in a quote or a title, avoid rhetorical questions in academic writing. A good idea is to provide answers, not questions] Do you [second person] know somebody who is? Can you [second person] remember a last time a nice evening with your [second person] family had been interrupted [The passive voice is a form of "be" (been) and a participle (interrupted). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs officious...
tracking img