Category Archives: Style Issues

Video: When NMSU Faculty Write

NMSU English doctoral candidate Kefaya Diab has produced a short video, “When NMSU Faculty Write” about writing to learn and the process of writing as NMSU faculty experience it, giving students and other members of the NMSU community an idea of the complex processes of writing even among professionals. Watch the video here.

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Video: When NMSU Faculty Write

Thinking about Writing Style Rhetorically

In this video, Writing Center Consultant Kelly Whitney discusses the rhetorical effects of style. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/W1kpc7VN_aE.

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Thinking about Writing Style Rhetorically

Summaries

A summary is a general restatement of the meaning of a passage. It focuses on the main idea or ideas of the piece. When you write a summary, you take the essence of a piece of writing and rewrite it in you own words, usually eliminating many of the details and illustrative examples. Summaries vary…
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Exclamation Points

Use the exclamation point after interjections and other expressions that need special emphasis to show strong emotion, such as surprise, or disbelief. Boo! What a game! Look at that tornado! Run for your life! The exclamation  point should be used sparingly. If you use it too frequently, it loses the emphasis you wanted it to…
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