Writing: A College Handbook - Mechanics (Ch. 35)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
Mechanics are conventional rules such as the one requiring capitalization for the first word of a sentence. You need to follow the conventions so that your writing will look the way formal writing is expected to look.
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