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Words of Wisdom

There seems to have been in every period of the past, as there is now, a distinct apprehension in the minds of very many worthy persons that the English tongue is always in the condition approaching collapse, and that arduous efforts must be put forth, and put forth persistently, in order to save it from destruction.

—  The Standard of Usage in English (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1908): 1-2.

— Thomas R. Lounsbury

This presentation explains some revision tips that will help students write clearly and concisely. It emphasizes minimizing wordiness and writing clear, yet complex sentences. It also covers a few basics of grammar and punctuation, reviewing the most common mistakes. During the workshop, students will be encouraged to check their understanding of topics discussed. They will also receive handouts for further reference.




 

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