What is is wrong with this paragraph in terms of apostrophe?

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One of the challenges that community college’s face is keeping students engaged and retained. Many students attend school part time and have families, jobs, and outside responsibilities and don’t have time to participate in student activities and clubs. Therefore, commuter colleges have to work very hard to attract the students attention and get them involved. For instance, the student senates and Phi Theta Kappas activities are posted on bulletin boards across campus in the hopes of attracting members. At Delaware Tech, the student services center houses many of the departments that student’s need, such as registration, admissions, financial aid, and career counseling. Also, some colleges form special departments, such as The Roady Center, to address students' needs. The Roady Centers hours are designed to accommodate students, and it's designed to assist students from admission to graduation. The Owens’ campus also offers services for veterans, low-income, and first-generation college students.

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For instance, the student senates and Phi Theta Kappas activities are posted on bulletin boards across campus in the hopes of attracting members.
asked Feb 02 '12 at 20:04 rafaela_lenz New member

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Things to remember with apostrophes:

  1. Apostrophes show possession (Jody's answer, Rafaela's question)
  2. Apostrophes are use in contractions (don't, she'll)
  3. Apostrophes are not used to make nouns plural (cookie's is incorrect, activitie's is also incorrect.  Both should be cookies and activities)

There are other rules for apostrophes, but I've only listed the ones that seem to apply to your paragraph.

 

Having said all that, your text does have apostrophe errors.  Since the errors aren't consistent, I can't help but wonder if this is a homework assignment.  I'm not going to correct the errors for you.  I've given you the information that you need to correct them on your own.

link comment answered Feb 02 '12 at 20:37 Jody M. Expert
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First of all, please do not use any abbrevations unless it is informal.

 

One of the challenges that community college is faced with is...Second sentence should change due to its meaning. They attend school half day (part time is for courses). Because They have .......and do not have time to...........in the student ac.....In the third sentence students' attention. For instance, the activities of the student senate and Phi....are put up(tacked on)the.....The office of Registrar and the student services house many dep...that students need.......  The Roady Center is....to accodomate students and to assist...(probably it is established to.. is a better style. hour is unnecessary) The Owens Campus.....

link comment answered Feb 02 '12 at 22:05 balahan New member

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