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Online Workshops! 

Our Workshops Are Continuing Online

If you were interested in attending one of our workshops this semester (Fall 2020), you still can! Each week you can visit this page to find the materials that would have been distributed during the in person workshop meeting.

NOTICE: THE ZOOM LINK TO ATTEND THIS WEEK’S ONLINE WORKSHOP IS AS FOLLOWS:

ZOOM ID: 998 6852 4819

ZOOM Password: 335278 

You Can Find Our

Full Workshop Schedule For Fall 2020 Below

 

Reading Skills: Scanning Text To Find Main Ideas

Friday Sept. 25th

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

An especially good skill for summary writing (and speed reading), we will go over and practice techniques to find main ideas accurately and efficiently.

Grammar Skill: Commas

Friday Oct. 2nd

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

Commas can be a big confusion. We will go over the most common comma mishaps and do some hands-on practice.

Download Handouts Below:

Comma Splices

Writing Skill: Formal vs. Informal Language

Friday Oct. 9th

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

How do you know if your language is formal or informal? Here we’ll look at techniques to formalize your prose.

Download Handouts Below:

Formal vs. Informal Language

Reading Skills: Summarizing A Text

Friday Oct. 6th

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

Once you have the main ideas, then what? How can you craft a clear, concise summary? We’ll discuss it today!

Grammar Skill: Avoiding Wordiness

Friday Oct. 23rd

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

Wordiness can result in major miscommunication. Today we will practice concise writing for the smoothest, clearest style.

Writing Skill: Reporting Verbs for Direct and Indirect Speech

Friday Oct. 30th

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

Quoting well is an art. In this workshop, we’ll explore the importance of reporting verbs and practice the two styles of quoting: direct and indirect.

Reading Skills: Vocabulary in Context – Strategies for Learning New Words

Friday Nov. 6th

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

When you come across a word you don’t know, do you always look it up in the dictionary? Today we’ll look at how we can figure out what a word means from its context alone.

Grammar Skill: Creating Smooth Transitions

Friday Nov. 13th

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

Sometimes, transitions can be clunky. Not today. This workshop focuses on connecting your ideas seamlessly, with or without those classic “transition words.”

Writing Skill: Using a Thesaurus Effectively

Friday Nov. 20th

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Description:

Synonyms are not identical twins–more like fraternal ones. Today we will go over tips for using a Thesaurus to your greatest advantage.

Workshops From Previous Semesters…

Workshop Materials For Sentence Types By Sarah - 3/24-3/25

You can find materials for this workshop by clicking through the links below!

Sentence Types Powerpoint

Sentence Types Worksheet

 

Workshop Materials For Idioms By Sarah and Meagan - 3/31-4/1

You can find materials for this workshop by clicking through the links below!

Idioms Worksheet

The Zoom code to attend this week’s workshop is as follows:

4073661899

Workshop Materials For Count and Noncount Nouns - 4/7-4/8

You can find materials for this workshop by clicking through the links below!

Count and Noncount Worksheet

THE ZOOM LINK TO ATTEND THIS  ONLINE WORKSHOP IS AS FOLLOWS: https://pace.zoom.us/j/733203125

PASSWORD: 603942

Workshop Materials For Effective Quoting By Moira and Vendela - 4/14 - 4/15

You can find materials for this workshop by clicking through the links below!

Effective Quoting Worksheet

The Zoom code to attend this week’s workshop is as follows:

4073661899

Workshop Materials For Persuasion Strategies By Abby and Sophia - 4/21 - 4/22

You can find materials for this workshop by clicking through the links below!

Persuasion Strategies Worksheet

The Zoom code to attend this week’s workshop is as follows:

4073661899

Workshop Materials For Fixing Prepositions - 4/28 - 4/29

You can find materials for this workshop by clicking through the links below!

Fixing Prepositions Worksheet

The Zoom code to attend this week’s workshop is as follows:

4073661899

Strategies For Essay Structure

Tuesday February 18th

3:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday February 19th

12:10-1:10 PM

 Summarizing         Skills

 Tuesday February 25th

 3:00-4:00 PM

 Wednesday February 26th

 12:10-1:10 PM

Concise Writing Clean-Up

Tuesday March 3rd

3:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday March 4th

12:10-1:10 PM

Correcting Simple Mistakes

Tuesday March 10th

3:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday March 11th

12:10-1:10 PM

Compound and Complex Sentences

Tuesday March 24th

3:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday March 25th

12:10-1:10 PM

 Idioms For       Everyday

 Tuesday March 31st

 3:00-4:00 PM

 Wednesday April 1st

 12:10-1:10 PM

Count and Noncount Nouns

Tuesday April 7th

3:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday April 8th

12:10-1:10 PM

 Effective             Quoting

 Tuesday April 14th

 3:00-4:00 PM

 Wednesday April 15th

 12:10-1:10 PM

 Persuasion   Strategies

 Tuesday April 21st

 3:00-4:00 PM

 Wednesday April 22nd

 12:10-1:10 PM

Find And Fixing Prepositions

Tuesday April 28th

3:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday April 29th

12:10-1:10 PM