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- Albert Einstein
Spring Semester 2018
These Writers' Workshop Study Groups and Drop-in Sessions are designed for UMD students and scholars whose first language is not English. All workshops are free, and no registration is required. You are welcome to attend any or all sessions. We meet in KAML 213 on the second floor of the library behind the Writers’ Workshop.
Academic Writing: Formal academic verbs, reporting verbs, verb tenses in literature reviews, hedging, establishing and occupying a research niche
Writing with Sources: Finding sources, reading strategies, note-taking, summarizing, paraphrasing, quotations, and citations
GRE & GMAT Preparation: Analytical writing, verbal and critical reasoning, reading comprehension, and sentence correction
Speaking & Pronunciation: Linking, reductions, intonation, pronunciation exercises, conversation starters, discussions
Tuesdays, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
Tuesdays, February 20 & 27, March 13, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
Tuesdays, April 3, 10 & 17, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Tuesdays (ongoing), 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Drop-in Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. and repeated on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. to accommodate different schedules.
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Using Articles Correctly
Verb Tenses I: General Review
Verb Tenses II: Choosing Verb Tenses in Literature Reviews
Formatting a Paper: Layout, Headers, Running Head Format
Structuring a Paper
NO SESSIONS: SPRING BREAK
Citations I: MLA, APA, Citation Makers
Citations II: In-text Citations, Quotation Marks
Commas, Commas, Commas
Conjunctions: Advanced Tips
Prepositions I: General Review, Hanging Prepositions
Prepositions II: Prepositional Verbs