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Words of Wisdom

All the ideas in the universe can be described by words. Therefore, if you simply take all the words and rearrange them randomly enough times, you’re bound to hit upon at least a few great ideas eventually. Sausage donkey swallows flying guillotine, my love assembly line.

— Jarod Kintz

This workshop is structured around a Jeopardy! game that covers basic punctuation and grammar issues, such as commas, subject-verb agreement, misplaced modifiers, and style choices. Each question has an optional explanation screen that goes into detail about the rule or guideline discussed. Students are encouraged to ask questions to clarify meaning or further explain the error discussed. The slides below won't work quite properly as Jeopardy!; they have to be downloaded and viewed in PowerPoint to work.




 

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