Why exclamation points are useful!

Morgan Dalton, Business Manager and Online Editor

Much like having feelings, writing is a fundamental human activity. People seldom write without emotion in mind, even in academic circumstances. Well-written and engaging works contain emotion, and that is the appeal of great writing. With this goal in mind, audiences should be able to see spirit in print, not only by diction and syntax but by punctuation as well. Therefore, people should be allowed to include exclamation points in academic works! Papers should not be composed of monotonous period after period. The severity of a period should not be watered down by overuse and standardization, but instead considered deliberately.