I'm not that great at it. (TWSS)
I received my first graded assignment in law school today. I made mistakes--many , many mistakes. I found out the hard way that in memo, the following are frowned upon:
- Dashes ( I really didn't know this!)
- Abbreviating months.
- Contractions (I knew better but it's a bad habit I've fallen into since the advent of the world wide web.)
- Complex sentences (I have a habit of combining phrases, clauses and so forth using subordination and conjunction into a huge sentence that my professor doesn't like.)
- Improper use of contractions and possesive form of proper names ending in "S." (I'm really awful at that. It's embarassing.)