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Grammar and Style Workshops, Fall 2017

Basic Grammar— This session focuses on grammar as it relates to academic writing--which typically features dense sentences with elements that are expanded, modified, and combined.  Remember that basic grammar is fundamental not only to accuracy, but also to getting the most from any conversation about style!  This refresher is designed for both native speakers and language learners. 

Date: 9/19

Time: 3:45 pm

Location: Bolton 103

Basic Grammar— This session focuses on grammar as it relates to academic writing--which typically features dense sentences with elements that are expanded, modified, and combined.  Remember that basic grammar is fundamental not only to accuracy, but also to getting the most from any conversation about style!  This refresher is designed for both native speakers and language learners. 

Date: 9/19

Time: 3:45 pm

Location: Bolton 103

Writing Tools from Corpus Linguistics—Learn to use corpora (large collections of authentic native-speaker texts) to self-edit, find new constructions, and learn the peculiarities of certain words or phrases. This special workshop is especially useful for ELL writers, as well as faculty, staff, or peer tutors who work with ELL student writers.

Date: 9/25

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Harder 108

Editing Tools for ELL Writers - In response to student requests, the Writing Center is excited to offer a new workshop focusing on editing strategies that English language learners can employ independently.  Topics include research about faculty stances towards student errors, ideas about where to devote our attention, ways to be clear and understood that have nothing to do with grammar, and finally strategies and resources that students can use independently to improve their writing.  

Date: 10/2

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Harder 108

Thesis Statements: What's All the Fuss?

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The Personal Statement: Here I Am

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This Paragraph Has Something to Say

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Paraphrasing: Don’t Quote Me

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The Essay Introduces Itself: Some Guidelines for Introductions

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An Introduction to Conclusions

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Commas: From Confusion to Confidence

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The Poetic Image: Inspiration for All Writers

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