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Words of Wisdom

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers occur in a word. The olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

— Anonymous



Instructors often choose to book this workshop after students have handed in a first paper/draft for the class and prior to revisions/second papers.

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





View this presentation on video (14:37 minutes). Videotaped workshops are an alternative to in-class workshops.

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