Making the case for punctuation
As a university professor of English, my students moan and groan when I mention the topics of grammar and punctuation. The reflexes of fear, dread, and disgust are guttural and instinctual.
I feel the intense collective downer that I release upon the classroom, and I always regret having mentioned the words at all. The collective classroom mind slams shut.
Punctuation is a matter that we always screw up. It's necessary to simplify as much as possible, for my own sake. I need punctuation to be easy because I look stupid when I mess something up.
And, punctuation is important to help readers glide through your writing with ease. Used skillfully, punctuation makes you a powerful communicator.
The fear of looking stupid inspired this easy infographic for help with punctuation:
If you find yourself in need of more help, here is a great link to The Purdue Online Writing Lab, which offers help on everything in writing. This is the go to website for any questions.
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By Darin L. Hammond
Writer for ZipMinis and owns ZipMinis Freelance Writing. Darin Publishes across the web on sites like Technorati, BC Blog, Blog Critics, Broowaha, Demand Media Studios, and Social Media Today. Google
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