It’s not National Talk Like a Pirate Day anymore, but it sure is fun to talk like a pirate anyways!
It is, however, national book week. You may have noticed people on Facebook playing this game: Grab the closest book to you, go to page 56 and copy the 5th sentence as your status. Now, the Writing Center does not have a Facebook page (yet), but we want to play anyways.
“The steady evolution of the language seems to favor union: two words eventually become one, usually after a period of hyphenation.”
The closest book to me is The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White–it is the Writing Center, after all.
We have tons of resources like that here, including some brand new handouts made by our peer tutors.
Having trouble with semicolons? Need help figuring out those library databases? We’ve got you covered.
See you soon!
Hanna, peer tutor