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At the The Tutoring Center in Houston we can help you to improve your writing style, the first step is to have a healthy prose avoiding these common mistakes that will help you communicate more effectively.Below are some great writing tips!

Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid

Only Placement is important with this word. It should come immediately before what it quantifies. Do you mean "He only kicked that ball ten yards" or do you mean "He kicked that ball only ten yards."?Due to the fact that Don't you mean because? Feel free to use due to after a linking verb (The student's absence was due to illness.) If for another reason, get rid of it.Lots or lots of Substitute many or much in your formal writing. If you do use these words, remember that lots of something countable are plural. And a lot of is three words: "He wrote a lot of books" (not alot of).Utilize Use use when it will suffice, and the same for utilization.In terms of A completely unnecessary phrase. Eliminate it.Equally as Check the word order on this one. You want to say equally important or as important as, but not equally as important.At this point in time Why so many words? Just say At this time or at this point or better now.So as to Again with so many words. To will do.Of It is not could of, would of, should of but could have, would have, should have.The one-to-one tutoring programs at The Tutoring Center in Houston can help you improve your writing style. Find out more about our academic programs in reading, writing, math, and test prep from our website.

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On the other hand, if your biggest problem are Mistaken and misused Words, we have a great tip that can help you get rid of this common problem.

Mnemonic Devices for Misused Words

We often know the right word, but we have trouble remembering when we need it. Using mnemonic devices it is ideal to remember how to spell certain words that always give us trouble. We would like to share some of them with you, If you can come up with better ones, we would love to hear them. Finding whatever works best for you or your child is the goal.

Censor vs Censure

To "censor" is to remove negative material, as in to bleep curse words from a music video. To "censure" means to disapprove of or to criticize strongly. "MTV censured the musician for having to censor so much indecent content from his music video."


"Data" comes from Latin and means "bits of information." The "bits" part of the definition means that it is plural. "These data are intriguing," may sound odd, but it is correct. If you are referring to one piece of information, the singular form is "datum."

Who's vs Whose

"Who's" is a contraction of "who is" or "who has". "Whose" is the possessive case of "who". Contractions have apostrophes, so remember that "who's" stands for two words.

Board vs Bored

A "board" is a noun as in a piece of wood or a deciding body. "Bored" is an adjective that means lacking interest. "Bored" ends in "-ed" to help remind you that it is an adjective and not a noun.

Passed vs Past

"Passed" is the past tense of the verb "pass," as in, "I passed the supermarket on the way to work." "Past" refers to a former time or place. The "t" in "past" stands for time.At The Tutoring Center in Houston, we provide you a free diagnostic assessment to customize an individualized one-to-one tutoring program

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