Grammar and punctuation errors can distract readers from your great ideas and result in lost points in assignments. Strengthen your sentence-level writing skills in this first of three Mastering the Mechanics webinars where we will explore and practice using simple sentences. We will talk about what a grammatically-correct simple sentence looks like, but also practice identifying errors in simple sentences to strengthen your proofing skills.
(Note that this webinar was formerly titled, "Mastering the Mechanics Part 1: Simple Sentences.")
The second webinar in the Mastering the Mechanics series focuses on writing compound and complex sentences, with an emphasis on using correct punctuation, identifying common errors, and practicing skills. This webinar will support students in composing varied, sophisticated, and grammatically correct sentences.
Scholarly writing does not have to be boring: Your ideas are exciting, so your writing should be too! Learn how to create sentences that will engage your readers, helping them to be as excited as you are about your ideas. You'll leave this webinar knowing more about how to vary sentence structure, use active voice, and incorporate transitions.
Grammar errors can affect how well the reader understands your ideas. There are a few common grammar errors in academic writing related to verb tense, essential and nonessential clauses, commas after introductory clauses, possessive forms, subject-verb agreement with complex subjects. View this webinar to learn about these errors and how to avoid them in your own writing.
In this instructional interactive session followed by Q/A, students will learn some practical tips to successfully write in American Academic English. Although the session is more geared toward students, faculty may find the ideas useful to help understand some common struggles of multilingual writers, and the topics discussed in the session may help inform feedback provided to students.