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Quotation Marks

Check out this article from Grammar Girl to learn how to use quotation marks correctly with other punctuation marks.
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/how-to-use-quotation-marks

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APA Citation

The following link provides helpful guidelines on citing with APA.
https://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/apa

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Effect Versus Affect

The words “effect” and “affect” are easily confused. Learn the proper usage in this article.

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/affect-versus-effect

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MLA Citation

Check out this helpful article from Cornell University on citing with MLA.

http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/mla

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Lay Versus Lie

Determining when to use lay versus lie can be difficult. Check out Grammar Girl’s helpful explanation in this article.

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/lay-versus-lie

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Comma Splices

Not sure what a comma splice is? Take a look at this article and learn how to avoid them.

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/comma-splice?page=all

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Subject and Verb Agreement

The following handout provides several guidelines on subject and verb agreement. Check it out!
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/599/01/

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Double Negatives

While double negatives are standard in many languages, they are considered non-standard in the English language. Check out the following article to learn more.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/double-negatives

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Don’t be afraid of the semicolon!

A semicolon is an important tool that can be used as a connector between two sentences and as a “supercomma”. Learn more here.

http://punctuationmadesimple.org/semicolon.html

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Looking for help on how to avoid fragments?

Check out this helpful resource from Purdue.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/620/1/

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