Using punctuation in your essay:
When writing an essay, it is important to pay as much attention to the style of what you are writing as you do the substance.
This means thinking carefully not just about the words you choose and the way you construct sentences and paragraphs but also paying attention to grammar and punctuation. Essays should always be written in a formal style, which means following punctuation rules correctly along with the formal conventions of standard grammar.
There is no need to worry about being able to punctuate a piece of writing correctly; the rules of punctuation are generally straightforward, logical and easy to remember.
With a bit of practice, mastering them is easy, and doing so will help give your essay writing a confident, professional edge.
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- Hyphens and Dashes
- Termination Marks
- Question Marks
- Quotation Marks
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