Collegiate Level Writing Worksheet
UNV - 108
October 23, 2014
Collegiate-Level Writing Worksheet
The purpose of this assignment is to help you understand some of the academic writing expectations in higher education. Included is a comprehensive list of writing “Rules” you will want to adhere to during your academic career as well as ways to overcome common errors in college-level writing.
Before completing this assignment, please reference the Developing Academic Skills Guide and the Academic Writing Guidelines Resource located under Resources. After reviewing these resources and the accompanying links, complete the sections below.
Section 1: Rules of Academic Writing
Place the correct “Rule” (the number next to the rule), with the correct description of that “Rule”.
1st Lines of Paragraphs indent 0.5” rule
Writing in 3rd person rule
Times New Roman 12pt Font 8
Run-on Sentences 13
Text/Slang language rule Double Space 9
Fragmented Sentences rule
Align Left 10
Microsoft Word has a sophisticated "checker" to identify most spelling, grammar, & consistency errors. Remove all before submission.
An extra line between sentences accomplished by using the “Line and Paragraphing Spacing” option in Microsoft Word & selecting 2.0 Spacing rule The TAB key often makes a perfect 0.5 inch indentation by default. rule All four sides of each page in your document must default to 1.0” for the top, bottom, left, and right sides.
Separates creative writing from formal academic writing including APA, MLA, & GCU Style. Strict adherence is required. rule Clichés, or slang, or figurative language should be avoided. Instead, write out or use the definition instead of the cliché. rule Avoid the shortened forms of one or two words