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Purdue OWL logoGreat explanation of the many things you can do with text to create emphasis in your writing.  Definitely worth reading if you are never sure when to use italics, quotations marks, boldface, underlines, exclamation marks, etc.

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A great site that actually practices what it preaches about emphasis. Great visuals to help writers see how text devices such as boldface, italics, font size, spacing, and punctuation affect the impact of a particular message.

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A rare find: a whole page on the dash.  Take a look at this page for information on how to use dashes effectively for emphasis.

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