This sheet reminds students of the most common writing mistakes to avoid. I created this sheet based of of authentic mistakes my 9th and 10th students were making on formal writing assignments. Each error includes example(s). Some mistakes listed on this sheet include:
1. Avoid contractions.
Don’t vs. do not
2.. Avoid “very”, “a lot”, or “things”. Instead, use better word choice.
Very cold vs. frigid, frosty, chilly, icy
A lot of money vs. considerable wealth, plenty of funds, impressive income