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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 January 14.)

During this day-long workshop, a half-hour lunch (at 2:00pm) 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 appropriately
  •     Structure sentences using clauses and phrases
  •     Avoid sentence fragments


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:
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time:
11:00am - 6:00pm
Location:
Library 384
Campus:
McLaughlin Library
Categories:
EAL/ESL, Graduate, Undergraduate, Writing