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In addition to consultations, the Writing Center offers several writing workshops throughout each semester. Some topics may vary from semester to semester, but we try to cover a variety of high order concern workshops (thesis development, logic, coherence, organization, research, etc.) as well as low order concern workshops (grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.). Check this page often for updated information, dates, and locations.

The Dirty Dozen Workshops

The Writing Center offers a seven-part Dirty Dozen workshop series every semester. These 45-minute workshops are designed to help writers recognize and avoid common grammatical errors. To attend a workshop, simply show up at the appointed place and time of the session, as detailed below. There is no pre-registration or sign up required.

Click here for brief descriptions and examples of each error.

Here is the schedule for the Fall 2014 Dirty Dozen series.

Workshop 1: Fragments, Fused
Sentences, Comma Splices

Sept. 8 11-11:45 a.m.
Sept. 9 4-4:45 p.m.
Seminar Room, Davis Memorial Library

Workshop 2: Subject/Verb Agreement
Sept. 15 11-11:45 a.m.
Sept. 16 4-4:45 p.m.
Seminar Room, Davis Memorial Library

Workshop 3: Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement, Vague/Unclear Pronouns
Sept. 22 11-11:45 a.m.
Sept. 23 4-4:45 p.m.
Seminar Room, Davis Memorial Library

Workshop 4: Misplaced Modifiers, Dangling Modifiers
Sept. 29 11-11:45 a.m.
Sept. 30 4-4:45 p.m.
Nursing Auditorium, Room 103

Workshop 5: Parallel Structure
Oct. 6 11-11:45 a.m.
Oct. 7 4-4:45 p.m.
Nursing Auditorium, Room 103

Workshop 6: Inappropriate Shift in Person/Tense
Oct. 27 11-11:45 a.m.
Oct. 28 4-4:45 p.m.
Nursing Auditorium, Room 103

Workshop 7: Apostrophes and Faulty Predication
Nov. 3 11-11:45 a.m.
Nov. 4 4-4:45 p.m.
Nursing Auditorium, Room 103

For additional assistance with Dirty Dozen errors, we encourage you to take advantage of our Quick and Dirty Dozen videos, Dirty Dozen Workshop PowerPoint Slides, and/or Dirty Dozen Quiz Series. You can also schedule a Writing Center Consultation to work one-on-one with a consultant.

Is there a workshop that you'd like to see the Writing Center offer? Please let us know!

The Writing Center

2014 Fall Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Davis Memorial Library, Room 111
Phone: 910-630-7264
E-Mail:

 

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