The Skidmore Writing Center

Workshops and Events

Grammar and Style Workshops, Spring 2017

Basic Grammar—Important before discussing style, a refresher suitable for all students

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Harder 201

 

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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Location Change: Harder 108 - PC Lab (A note will be posted at the old location)

 

Thesis Statements: What's All the Fuss?

Wed.,  Feb. 15         

3:15 pm

Harder Hall - 201     

           

The Personal Statement: Here I Am

Thurs., Feb. 16        

6:30 pm

Harder Hall - 201     

           

This Paragraph Has Something to Say

Wed., Feb. 22

3:15 pm

Harder Hall - 201     

 

Paraphrasing: Don’t Quote Me

Wed., March 1         

3:15 pm

Harder Hall - 201     

           

The Essay Introduces Itself: Some Guidelines for Introductions

Thurs., March 9       

6:30 pm

Harder Hall - 201     

           

An Introduction to Conclusions

Thurs., March 23     

6:30 pm

Harder Hall - 201     

           

Commas: From Confusion to Confidence

Wed., March 29       

3:15 pm

Harder Hall - 201     

           

The Poetic Image: Inspiration for All Writers

Thurs., April 6          

6:30 pm

Harder Hall - 201

 

Editing Tools for ELL Writers - Details: 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 opinions towards student errors, ideas about what essay parts deserve the most attention, ways to be clear and understood that have nothing to do with grammar, and finally Internet resources that students can use independently to improve their writing.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 
3:15 PM 
 
Harder Hall 108 (PC Lab) 

 

 




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