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1 The Writing Centre Nancy Marenick The Writing Centre Nancy Marenick What My Gramar Didn’t Teach Me

2 We Learn … 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and hear 70% of what we discuss 80% of what we experience 95% of what we teach others. William Glasser

3 Communication Skills are Crucial Students must have the ability: To solve problems To examine ideas carefully and support them with evidence To incorporate and synthesize information ( Sully,1995, Malaspina University-College’s Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Project)

4 One can write….. only as well as one reads. Kurland (2002) Reading and Writing Ideas As Well As Words

5 Syntaxis grammar_quiz/

6 Resources The Writer’s Toolkit: Guide to Grammar and Writing: grammar/

7 What’s the difference? Time flies like an arrow Fruit flies like an orange

8 Sentences are complete thoughts. Time flies like an arrow. Complete thought - independent clause (subject verb other words) Fruit flies like an orange Not a complete thought - no verb

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10 You Tube Clips Coordinating Conjunctions: rlPnBBoca7s Commas: Ua197s8d2TA&playnext=1&list=P LA168DC33D4297BD2

11 Language Tools and References Visual Thesaurus: Pocket Basics: aspx Dictionary Resources:

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13 Manuela is Ramon’s lifeline, he doesn't appreciate all she does for him. Common Error

14 __________________. _________________ __________________, and ______________ __________________ ; _________________ __________________ ; however, _________ Complete sentence

15 _. _. _. _._. _, _________________ Dependent clause independent clause

16 Manuela is.... H e doesn't.... Manuela is..., but he doesn't.... Manuela is... ; he doesn't.... Manuela is... ; however, he doesn't.... Although Manuela is..., he doesn't.... Solutions

17 Affect/Effect Affect = Action = Verb The researchers’ results affected later studies. Effect = Result = Noun The effect of the drums added suspense.

18 Then/Than He ran faster th_n his friend. He ran faster than his friend. Th_n she went to the store. Then she went to the store. comparison sequence

19 Its/It’s (it is) ___ your turn to present your proposal. It’s your turn to present your proposal. The dog wagged _____ tail. The dog wagged its tail. contraction possessive

20 There/Their/They’re There is...  Expletive construction and not the subject of the sentence Put it there.  In that place They argued their case.  Possessive, belongs to They’re going…  Contraction for they are. Solution: no contractions in academic writing.

21 Misplaced Modifiers The professor posted the notes for the students covered in class. Barbara’s husband walked the dog, who had worked until 8 p.m. Yesterday I found a five-dollar bill walking behind the school. I shot a bear in my pajamas.

22 Grammar and New York Times 3/04/5-easy-ways- to-learn-grammar- with-the-new-york- times/

23 ess.com/tag/grammar/

24 Vigorous writing is concise. William Strunk’s Elements of Style William Strunk’s Elements of Style

25 Punctuating Properly com/watch?v=lm2O zAX86JU

26 Quick Access atico.msn.ca/prices/q uick-access- reference-for-writers- third-canadian- edition/itemid /?itemtext=itemna me:quick-access- reference-for-writers- third-canadian-edition ISBN:

27 The Grammar Lady aacton.glad brook.iowa pages.org/i d3.html

28 Helpful LInks mar/parts.htm

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