« on: April 10, 2008, 12:30:30 PM »
No, I did not mean to imply that message board wiriting was formal. That part was not my point. It was the shouting comment.An exclamation mark usually shows strong feeling, such as surprise, anger or joy. Using an exclamation mark when writing is rather like shouting or raising your voice when speaking. Exclamation marks are most commonly used in writing quoted speech. You should avoid using exclamation marks in formal writing, unless absolutely necessary.
As to you saying I am judging my sister, I would like to know how you made this leap. I would hope that as a future or current law student you would know that your assumptions should be well scrutinized before decide to state them as fact. However, it is possible that you are just trying to get under my skin and your logical skills are much more advanced than you have shown here.
Did you just refer to posting on an online LAW SCHOOL DISCUSSION board as "formal writing?"
Also, I have something I want to say in reference to dash, but I quite frankly she terrifies me.
If writing on a message board is formal writing, the red highlighted section of the post is plagiarism.