This concentrated study day will give you an opportunity to sort out problems of punctuation, grammar and spelling in a friendly and supportive workshop. In many ways, all three key areas are interlinked and this should become clear as we work through the day, enabling you to become more confident and correct in your written English .
Punctuation and grammar
This day school is for you if you are sometimes uncertain about using a comma or a semi colon, or which tense to use? Modern forms of communication often disregard the rules of grammar and punctuation but the accurate use of language remains key to elegant and effective academic writing. This writing skills workshop will explore the basic rules of punctuation and grammar and provide opportunties to practise them.
Anxiety about spelling can inhibit your writing, especially your choice of words. Weak spelling can influence an examiner or employer and it detracts from the general impression of a piece of writing. Even in these days of word processors there are still times when you need to write without relying on a spellchecker!