Historical Writing Project

Good and Bad Writing -- Exercises in Evaluating Writing Samples

Grammar -- Sentence Fragment:
When a sentence gets wordy, a writer needs to make sure the sentence has both a subject and a verb.

Incorrect: During the Revolutionary War, George Washington, a stellar leader of men.
Correct: During the Revolutionary War, George Washington, a stellar leader of men, guided the Continental army to victory.

Incorrect: A site that will have all the bells and whistles that will wow and amaze you.
Correct: This is a site that will have all the bells and whistles that will wow and amaze you.