45 Proofreading Sentences


There are a few things you want from your sentences.  First, you want some sentence variety — try to write sentences of different lengths and structure.  Second, you want your sentences to relate to each other.  A paper is not a collection of sentences that could be rearranged into any order.  A paragraph full of sentences that each seem to exist in their own little universe is a bad paragraph.  Think of each sentence as a rung in a ladder: the ladder of your reader’s thought, the ladder of your argument.

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