Hon. B.A., D.É.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's)
I am a firm believer that one of the benefits of a degree in the social sciences is the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Superb research, knowledge and critical analysis can be easily lost in essays that are structurally and grammatically unsound.
Three resources for you to consider as you write:
George Orwell's 1946 essay, Politics and the English Language (PDF 143KB). In the essay, Orwell provided six rules that are useful to any writer who desires to communicate clearly and effectively;
From Rachel Zupek at CareerBuilder.com, Sloppy Writing at Work Has Dire Consequences (PDF 65KB) explores the repercussions of bad writing and presents several strategies to ensure you are turning in an accurate, error-free paper; and,
Adapted from Paul Kennedy and John Lewis Gaddis' work, consulting writing checklist (PDF 64KB) will ensure your work is grammatically correct.