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For ESL Writers

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Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.

- David McCullough

The Writers’ Workshop specifically supports English as a Second Language (ESL) writers by offering the services of ESL experts and providing language-focused study groups and drop-in sessions. 

Writing Tip of the Week: A & An
Did you know that whether you use a or an before a word depends on the vowel or consonant sound of the first letter?
Sometimes, the vowel o makes the consonant sound w, and u can be pronounced y. Then you use a: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a university
Sometimes, the consonant h is silent, and you use an: an honor, an hour
Always trust the sound, not the letter!
Adapted from English Language Centres and Grammarly
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What writers and their professors are saying about the Writers' Workshop:

"You went above and beyond in helping me understand why I should have "there" instead of "their" and the difference between "then" and "than."

"I want to thank you for all the help you have offered to me in my papers and speeches. I have gotten better at correcting myself when I write or put together a speech."

"I take pleasure in the Writing Center and have done excellently every time I get help there."

"I got an A in the class and added value to the class, [my instructor] said."

"I really appreciate you taking so much time to give students the personal attention they need."