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  • Social Studies Writing Traps!
  • Avoid these words!
    • Thing
    • Stuff
    Lazy word Boring!
  • Watch Switching Tenses
    • A tense shift is when you switch from past to present or vice versa in one paragraph or essay.
    • Example:
      • Puritan religion caused the witch trials to escalate. This religions preaches that outsiders need to be punished.
  • Do not use the phrases: “I think” and “I believe”
    • I think the puritans were the most influential society in Colonial America.
    • The puritans were the most influential society in Colonial America.
    NO! YES!
  • Be sure to capitalize proper adjectives.
    • K ing G eorge
    • E nglish
    • J ohn W inthrop
    • Remember, do not refer to historical figures by just their first name. “For Example - “John”.