General Education at Ferris State University

WRITING

EDITING

College graduates should be able to produce effective written commmunication demonstrating appropriate use of language, sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics; specifically, they should be able to:

  • avoid common grammatical errors of standard written English.quote accurately.consider audience and purpose to shape their voice, choose a voice to write in, and choose language, sentence structure, and content to create that voice. vary sentence length and style for rhetorical purposes.use active or passive voice where appropriate.use language their audience understands.define or explain technical terms.use concise language.use correct grammar, syntax (word order), punctuation, and spelling.use correct reference form.use visual aids, tables, and graphs appropriately.

  • use the specific language conventions of their academic discipline or professional area.


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