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This two-day Writing Tune-up: Grammar series is open to graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff at the University of Guelph, as well as Guelph community members. Although you can attend either day, it is recommended that you start with Day 1. (If you also wish to attend Day 2, visit the Day 2 description to register for that session on August 23.)

During this day-long workshop, a half-hour lunch (at 12:00pm) and breaks will be on your own.


Topics:


Structuring Sentences:

A review of basic information about sentences and parts of speech (recognizing nouns, verbs, etc.). The session includes discussion and examples of these guidelines:

  • Use parts of speech and sentence structure appropriately
  • Avoid sentence fragments
  • Start a sentence with because


Using Verbals and Modifiers:

A review of the use of verbals and modifiers in writing. Writers use verbals extensively in their writing without realizing what they are or how they should be used correctly. This session discusses the use of verbals compared to verbs, as well as defining different types of modifiers and how to correct errors in their use. The session includes discussion and examples of these guidelines:

  • Recognize verbals compared to verbs
  • Place modifiers in the right spot


Punctuating Sentences:

A review of the rules of punctuation. The session includes discussion and examples of these guidelines:

  • Use commas effectively
  • Use a semi-colon effectively
  • Use a colon effectively
  • Punctuate properly between sentences

 

Date:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:
Library 370
Campus:
McLaughlin Library
Categories:
EAL/ESL, Graduate, Undergraduate, Writing
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