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Run-On Sentences

Run-on sentences occur when writers try to combine more than one idea into a single sentence. They cause confusion because readers are not sure when one idea ends and the next one begins. Read our entry and test your knowledge with our quiz!

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Q: What is the Writing Resource Center?

A: ThinkingStorm’s Writing Resource Center is a free online resource center with articles on many different writing topics. Students can access the site 24/7 for help with planning and organizing, creating strong arguments, using evidence effectively, following formatting guidelines, using correct grammar, and much more.

Q: How should I use the Resource Center?

A: Use the icons on the homepage to navigate to a category you need help with. There, you’ll find brief descriptions of our individual articles so you can find the information you need.

You can also use the navigation menu on the left hand side of our pages to navigate from place to place, or enter terms in the Search bar on the upper right hand portion of our pages.

Article pages include links to other pages that relate to the topic at hand. Every article page also has a list of Related Links that may be helpful in the right hand column.


Q: How do I contact ThinkingStorm for help with the Resource Center?

A: If you have difficulty accessing or using the Writing Resource Center, you can contact us 24/7 via email at You may also call our toll-free Phone Support at 877-889-5996 (available 10am-6pm EST Monday-Friday). Feel free to send us suggestions for new articles or content!


Q: Can I get help from a ThinkingStorm tutor for my writing?

A: Absolutely! ThinkingStorm’s Writing Center tutors are happy to provide comprehensive feedback and editing suggestions on written work ranging from rough drafts to final versions. Click here to learn more about how to send us your work.


Q: My formatting question is not covered in the APA , MLA, or Turabian guides. How can I get additional help?

A: Call our Phone Support line at 877-889-5996 (available 10am-6pm EST Monday-Friday). We also recommend getting your own copy of the APA Publication Manual or the MLA Handbook. If you have a question that is not answered in these books, you may find your answers on the APA or MLA website. 

If you are using a style guide other than APA or MLA, please let us know! We're always looking to add more support for your writing.


Q: English is not my native language. Can you help me?

A: We hope that our Resource Center will be helpful to all students, including English Language Learners. If you are looking for additional support, outside sources may be helpful. These resources have been specifically made for students who are learning English:

Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

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Online Writing Tools at the University of North Carolina