How to Write a Good Essay

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Editing and proofreading your work is crucial as there are many mistakes even the best of writers make. Follow the links below to learn more about these common mistakes:


Style & Argumentation


Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

"Do not put statements in the negative form. And don't start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all. Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague."

~ William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"