This University of Bristol site with exercises shows how using punctuation marks correctly can greatly enhance both the clarity and the power of your writing.
Explanations of various types of punctuation.
In this series of exercises, the vocabulary for the various punctuation marks is checked, then their function is explored.
A general resource for different types of punctuation.
Language - Punctuation
- Make a note of new or specialist vocabulary when you are reading.
- Consider the audience for your writing and adjust the vocabulary.
- Supports your point.
- Flows in your writing.
- Uses paraphrase as well as quotation.
- Is referenced correctly.
- Paragraphs should have one clear topic and stick with it.
- Consider the visual effect of your writing – are the paragraphs clear?
- Avoid overlong sentences.
- Leave time to revise and redraft.