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A. The General Tone of Your Writing

This section addresses the best attitude to adopt in writing papers for history and classics courses. Things like sarcasm, joking and abbreviations are best avoided. Instead, aim at clear, strong and sophisticated statements of fact.

1. Informality

2. Definitive Statements

3. Overstatements

4. Meaningless Words and Non-Statements

5. Choppy Sentences

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