Highlight all parenthetical citations in your paper. Then check for…
… the period. It should go only after the parentheses. Not before and after. Not just before. Just after. Like this Mrs. Stewart is the weirdest teacher ever (“Weird Teachers”).
… the titles. Titles must be capitalized! No, I don’t mean IN ALL CAPS. The major words should be capitalized like such The Social Network . Notice that the title was italicized because it’s a major work. If it’s an article title, it should be in “quotation marks.”
There’s nothing wrong with conjunctions; you just don’t want to start a sentence with one. To refresh your memory, the coordinating conjuntions are: for, an, nor, but, or, yet, so (FANBOYS) . If you started any sentences with one of these words, highlight and fix it. Usually it can just be taken out of the sentence. If it doesn’t make sense that way, change the period before the conjunction to a comma. **Hint: the most common sentence-starting conjuctions are “and,” “but,” and “so.”