Fall 2018 Grammar Workshop Schedule
Wednesdays / 1:30pm to 2:45pm / in GLCR #140.
Graduate students, undergraduates, post-docs, faculty, staff & spouses welcome. Come to any one workshop or many! Handouts provided.
Aug. 29: Parts of Speech
By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to identify the parts of speech and see how they're organized.
Sept. 05: Agreement (subject/verb/pronoun)
Subject/verb agreement and subject/pronoun agreement are today's topics. Think you've got this? Come find out.
Sept. 12: Active/Passive Voice
Come for guideline and practice related to using the active and passive voices.
Sept. 19: Verb Tenses
If you've ever had doubts about which tense to use in academic writing, this workshop will help.
Sept. 26: Prepositions (in/on/at and from/of/to/for)
Learn easy patterns for correctly using some confusing prepositions. This is especially useful for native Spanish speakers.
Oct. 03: Phrases vs. Clauses
The distinction between phrases and clauses is simple, and knowing it will make you a better writer!
Oct. 10: Sentence Types
We'll practice recognizing and using different types of sentences for variety.
Oct. 17: Run-ons and Sentence Fragments
Avoid common errors by recognizing when sentences are too long or incomplete.
Oct. 24: When and How to Use Commas
When should you use commas, and when shouldn't you? Find out at this workshop!
Oct. 31: Colons, Semicolons, and Apostrophes
Learn how to correctly use these three useful punctuation marks, and impress your professor.
Nov. 07: Paraphrasing
Come practice techniques for restating information without inadvertently plagiarizing an author.
Nov. 14: Common Errors to Avoid
This is an overview of the most common errors university writers make to help you avoid them.
Nov. 28: Incorporating Quotes in Your Essay
Discover the word choice, punctuation, and style guidelines needed to do include quotes well.
Dec. 05: Say the Same Thing in a Different Way
We'll keep the idea the same while changing the vocabulary and sentence structure in a variety of ways.
Email requests or questions to ELI@ucmerced.edu.