How will you follow the rules of North American academic English?

Students at Royal Roads use North American academic English in their written academic works. English can be a frustratingly complex language, and it takes patience and practice to skillfully follow all the rules. However, building your English language skills will help you tell your stories effectively because your reader’s attention will remain on the story you’re telling, versus being distracted by how you’re telling it.

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Punctuation and capitalization

Learn more about English rules of capitalization and punctuation.

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Parts of speech

Learn more about English parts of speech, such as prepositions and articles.

Help me with grammar

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Learn about English sentence rules and style suggestions to help you become a more confident writer.

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Spelling and vocabulary

Learn tips for improving your spelling and word choice, and get an overview of some common spelling and vocabulary challenges in academic writing.

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