Commas and Quotations
The comma is one of the most versatile punctuation marks, yet a "comma splice" is a very common error in student papers. As a college student, you will
want to make sure that your essays, exams, and emails to your professor do not have errors. Understanding when to use the comma, as well as when NOT to use it,
is one important step you can take to help create impressive papers that represent you well. In addition, you will mostly likely be quoting outside sources in
your papers. To do this properly, you'll need to learn how to combine commas, quotation marks, and signal phrases.
This Guided Learning Activity will help you to identify when you should use commas, and well as when NOT to use commas. Also, you will learn how to combine
commas with quotation marks.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this activity, you should be able to:
- Know the main purposes of the comma
- Understand when not to use the comma
- Understand the basics of quotation marks
Before you start, you'll need to make sure you that have the
handouts for this activity and the Supplemental Learning
Workbook. If you don't, ask a tutor to help you.
Begin the Activity
Once you have all the needed materials, you
may procede to the activity by clicking on the button below.
If at any time you need help, please ask a tutor.
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