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Karen Skinner

March 2021

Grammar Basics

Wednesday, March 3rd @ 11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Brandon University

When: Monday, March 3 Time: 11:40 am-12:30 pm Where:  Access the Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09  (This link also appears in the Workshop section on the Writing Skills Moodle page.) After this workshop, students should be aware of the most common grammar errors students make, and have strategies for how to address these errors.  The areas covered will include comma splice errors, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, active vs passive voice, and proper use of apostrophes.  The instructor will also provide links to additional…

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How to Write a Good Essay

Monday, March 8th @ 10:40 am - 11:30 am
Brandon University

When: Monday, March 8 Time: 10:40-11:30 am Where:  Access the Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09  (This link also appears in the Workshop section on the Writing Skills Moodle page.) Students will learn how to develop research, pre-writing, and techniques that will help them write good essays.  The workshop will also discuss ways to avoid plagiarism.

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APA 7th Citation Basics

Wednesday, March 10th @ 1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
Brandon University

When: Wednesday, March 10 Time: 1:40-2:30 pm Where:  Access the Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09  (This link also appears in the Workshop section on the Writing Skills Moodle page.) This workshop provides an overview of formatting papers in APA (7th Edition) with particular attention to in-text citations, references and style notes.  Students will be shown examples of in-text citations using direct quotes and paraphrasing techniques, and examples of how online resources are cited in the reference section.  The instructor will also highlight…

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Essay Basics

Wednesday, March 17th @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Brandon University

When: Wednesday, March 17 Time:  1:00-1:50 pm Where: Access the Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09  (This link also appears in the Workshop section on the Writing Skills Moodle page.) After this workshop students should be able to identify the basic parts of the essay (introduction, body, conclusion) and describe how they function.  Along with the basic structure, this workshop will cover the following: purpose of the essay selecting and narrowing a topic levels of English and use of scholarly language formulating a…

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Thesis Statement Basics

Thursday, March 18th @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Brandon University

When: Thursday, March 18 Time: 11:00-11:50 am Where:  Access the Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09  (This link also appears in the Workshop section on the Writing Skills Moodle page.) This workshop will cover basic aspects of thesis construction, placement, and development.  Students will be encouraged to evaluate sample thesis statements to determine their potential effectiveness.

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Academic Integrity: Preventing Plagiarism

Friday, March 19th @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Brandon University

When: Friday, March 19 Time: 1:00-1:50 pm Where:  Access the Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09  (This link also appears in the Workshop section on the Writing Skills Moodle page.) This workshop addresses plagiarism and ways students can prevent it to be in accordance with the University's Academic Integrity Policy.  The focus is on useful techniques for paraphrasing.

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