Don’t Submit Your Sloppy Copy

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When our two daughters were in grade school, their writing instructors used to refer to students’ rough drafts as “sloppy copies.” Those teachers probably used that phrase not only for its rhyming quality but also to emphasize that submitting such work was lazy, careless, or negligent. Thus, before you rush to submit the first draft of an essay, make sure you consider the following eight items on this list; when evaluating your research…

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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