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I'd leave the capital letter in. Seems less problematic to have a capital letter than to have that bracket monstrosity: They published a “manifesto” proclaiming “All are welcome to walk through our doors and speak." Just a suggestion. Style should be about helping readers, not creating symbolically correct code.


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When using the MLA guideline and quoting a text, if you are introducing any modifications into the quotation, mark the same by placing square brackets [ ] at the appropriate spot. For example (adapted from here) Original quotation: "Reading is also a process and it also changes you." 1) Margaret Atwood wants her readers to realize that ...


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Here are a few notes: "understated oppression" - doesn't make sense. Reporting on the oppression can be understated, but not the oppression itself. Same with "blithely blinded". The blithely seems to refer to the doer who does the blinding, not the people who are unconcerned about being blinded as was probably your intent. When you start a new thought or ...


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Though your writing is mechanically sound (except for the misuse of the word "magnanimous") and your thesis is clear, it falls way short of the guidelines simply because it contains too many unsubstantiated editorial comments. By "too many" I mean greater than or equal to one. As a point of reference, I was once dinged on a college essay for sarcastically ...


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I think the message you were trying to get across appeared clear enough: One person should not have the right to act as public censor. Your supporting arguments sounded logical enough, but I'd put my appeal to authority (the Johnson County District Attorney) last, and put my appeal to historical precedent (from Eric Schlosser's essay) first. You might ...



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