1. Subject/verb agreement
* Example 1: One of the students prepares the presentation.
* Example 2: Robert Enterprises is a private company.
2. Correct use of tenses
* Be consistent in the use of tenses (present/past) within a sentence or a paragraph.
* Ensure the correct use of present tense (general truth/daily activities) and past tense (old cases/past events).
3. Spelling mistakes
* Proofread the scripts before submission.
* Example: ‘accept’ vs. ‘except’
4. Sentence fragments (incomplete sentences)
* Use conjunctions properly and do not write incomplete sentences.
* Sentence fragment is a sentence that lacks a subject/a verb (or both)/a complete idea.
* Wrong: After the rain stopped. (Then what?)
* Correct: The rain stopped.
5. Parts of speech
* 8 parts of speech: Verb, noun, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
* Example: The banks made a huge loss (noun) and the investors lost (verb) a lot of money.
* Indefinite: ‘a’ and ‘an’; Definite: ‘the’
* No article: When you are referring to general things/ideas.
7. Academic language
* Pay attention to the writing style as well as usage of specific vocabulary.
* Leave margins, especially right margin for the markers to write the comments and marks.
9. Complete sentences
* Try to use complete sentences instead of phrases when you are answering essay questions.
Additional Tips for Writing Assignment
10. Spell check and grammar check
* Use the auto-checking function available in Word.
11. General presentation
* Type the assignments and ensure font consistency.
* Always proofread the hard copy.
* State the subject code, student name and number on the front page.
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