Writing is difficult, especially under exam duress. So how do you make sure your final paper is as great as it can be when you only have two days to write it (we know you put it off)?
At the very least, you can avoid the most common grammar mistakes. Grammar advice website Grammarly has compiled a list of the most pedestrian errors, based on those of its 3 million registered users.
Check out Grammarly's tips below. Then tell us, what mistakes are you always making?
Use Spell Check!
Thirty-nine percent of all writing errors are simple spelling mistakes.
Don't keep going, and going, and going . . .
Ten percent of all writing errors are a result of forgetting to add a comma before a coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, nor, or, so, and yet), and ending up with a seemingly neverending sentence.
Any sentence fragments?
Essentially, a sentence is a complete thought. Five percent of writing mistakes are sentence fragments that have failed to express a complete thought.
Include a verb
Three percent of all writing errors are grammar mistakes resulting from an omitted verb.
Keep it simple
Two percent of writing errors take the form of "wordy" sentences. "Wordiness" is when writers attempt to use several words in the place of more concise language.