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90-Second Semicolon Vidcasts


The resources in this section were created for Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering's Writing Enhancement Program. While the resources contain specific information related to the program, the resources also provide mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students general information about writing in the engineering field.

Contributors:Zachery Koppelmann, Elizabeth Angeli
Last Edited: 2011-04-21 06:05:20

Semicolons are a commonly misunderstood and misused punctuation mark. Parts 1 and 2 provide the most common rules for their use, as well as explain their function. The Advanced vidcast provides more examples of how to use a semicolon for greater effect.

Because these vidcasts cover a large amount of information, the voice-over is very fast. To get the most out of these vidcasts, we suggest viewing them multiple times and pausing frequently. We are currently working on longer, slower, more detailed versions.

Click here to view the "90-Second Semicolon" vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel.

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