1. Using too many words when explaining simple concepts.

2. Treating data as a singular noun. It is a plural noun. Datum is the singular form of data.

3. Using the space bar for an indentation instead of the tab key or margin feature.

4. The reference list doesn’t match the citations and vice versa.

5. The page numbers in the Table of Contents aren’t accurate.

6. Tables are formatted incorrectly. (Decimals not aligned, all words in headings capitalized, etc.)

7. Tabs are used to create a Table instead of a proper table format.

8. Singulars and plurals do not match.

9. Them/they is used as a singular pronoun instead of he or she.

10. Omitting appendix citations, or citing appendices randomly instead of in alphabetical order.

 

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