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Common writing mistakes at university

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The ten most common mistakes made by students when writing at university are...

Activity: Common writing mistakes made at university - 10 minutes

1. Review the list of common writing mistakes made at university.

2. Number these from 1-10, according to which mistakes you are most likely to make (1 being, "that's me!", and 10 being, "I would never make this school-boy error!").

3. Keep a copy of this list to use when you write university assignments: it will help remind you to avoid these common pitfalls.

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