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Writing Tune-up: Grammar - DAY 2 of 2

This two-day Writing Tune-up: Grammar series is open to graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral students, visiting scholars/researchers, 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. (Visit the Day 1 description to register for that session on January 12.)

During this day-long workshop, a half-hour meal break (at 2:00pm) and snack breaks will be on your own.

Topics

Correcting Grammar Errors

Avoid some of the common pitfalls of grammar. The session includes discussion and examples of these guidelines:

  • Make subjects and verbs agree
  • Don't use myself as a replacement for I and me
  • Use who and whom correctly
  • Make comparisons clear

Avoiding Errors of Misuse

Learn some of the common errors of misuse of words and expressions. The session includes discussion and examples of these guidelines:

  • Use apostrophes for possessive nouns
  • Don't use it's for possessives

Going Beyond Basic Grammar

Learn about some of the writing errors that affect clarity, meaning, and tone. Session includes discussion and examples of these guidelines:

  • Maintain parallelism
  • Use active instead of passive voice
  • Punctuate that and which clauses correctly
  • Recognize when to use the three types of hyphens and dashes
Date:
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time:
11:00am - 6:00pm
Location:
Library 384
Campus:
McLaughlin Library
Categories:
  EAL/ESL     Graduate     Undergraduate     Writing