Writing Workshop Descriptions

"Crafting an Essay" focuses on the foundation of essay structure - building the three basic parts

(introduction, body, conclusion) and using effective thesis statements, topic sentences, and

transitional expressions.

"Getting a Grip on Grammar" covers such grammatical concepts as point of view, agreement

(subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent), active vs. passive voice, and pronoun reference and case.

"Piecing Together Punctuation" encompasses the uses of punctuation marks, particularly commas,

and explains how to eliminate the "big three": comma splices, run-ons and fragments.

"Using MLA Documentation" describes the proper format for in-text and end citations in research

papers written in the Modern Language Association style, which applies to English and the humanities. The distinction between quoting and paraphrasing and the documentation requirements for each are also covered.