Always, always leave some time to proofread your work and check your formatting. Nearly every grader will dock marks if your work is hard to understand or if it doesn’t follow your department’s standards. Again, this can be even stricter in college. When I taught college writing, I graded according to departmental rubrics that deducted 1 point per grammar error, up to 15 per cent, and 1 point per formatting error, up to 15 per cent. Some students lost a full 30 per cent of their grade in this way! Don’t be that student. Proofread, show your work to someone at the Writing Centre, do what you need to do to clean things up. This isn’t just a fussy school thing: in the professional world, people will judge your writing based on things like grammar and style.
Dawkins’s research is primarily in genetics. He has argued that all life relies on replication . But unlike cells, ideas do not rely on a chemical basis for survival. They begin from a single location—the brain—and spread outward, jumping from one vessel to another, battling for attention. Some ideas are more successful, which may be due to an element of truth they carry, while others slowly die out. Some may not be accurate, but society has accepted these ideas for so long that they are just accepted (think about pictures of Jesus or George Washington; while these may not be what they actually looked like, almost all art now portrays these men in the same way).