As any composition instructor can attest, student writers struggle with wordiness, sentence boundaries, commas, and other issues. My students dismiss skill and drill as “too boring” and seldom apply editing skills they’ve learned to their own writing. That’s why I created assignments that ask writers to pull sentences from their own drafts to illustrate specific punctuation and sentence structure rules. Thanks to these assignments, my students may be paying a little more attention to editing.

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