On Writing

I have to write so much in my work. Emails and reports, grants and papers. Spent the past few days revising a manuscript for the third time.

I also have to give feedback to students’ papers and often times the feedback comments are writing related.

I tried to read those writing books and brush up on my grammar. Even with all that, I wish I could be confident to know when to use “behaviours” and not “behaviour”. The plural and singular stuff always trips me up. Commas are also tricky. Can I blame my lack of grammar usage confidence on the does-it-sound-right strategy that I grew up with?

Maybe I should go for a professional development course on grammar usage. Or maybe I should just reread those grammar books again.

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