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Tutoring and Writing Centers: Grammar Clinic

Location: Lanham Hall, Room 114 Conference Room
Hour: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Date: Every Wednesday
Individual grammar tutoring is also available by appointment at the Writing Center.  
Grammar Clinic Subjects:
September, 5 From Paper Plate Players to Bicycles – The Fundamental Principles of Grammar
September, 12 The Noun Palette: Common and Proper, Concrete and Abstract, Morphing Words
September, 19

Verbs, the Power Behind the Sentence: Action, State of Being, Regular, Irregular
(Location: Accokeek Hall, Room 109)

September, 26 The Perfect Accessories – Adjectives and Adverbs; see examples from literature and create your own paragraphs which use these powerful modifiers
October, 3 “Twas Brillig and the Slithy Toves” – Structure Words, the Sentence’s Essential Glue
October, 10 The Bridges of Grammar County – from the Free write Footbridge, to the Structured Cantilever, and the Suspension Argument
October, 17 From Part to Whole but Not Too Much – Surefire Methods for Finding and Correcting Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences
(Location: Accokeek Hall, Room 109)
October, 24

Two Sentence Analyzing Tools: Slotting and Diagramming

October, 31 Make your own Sentence Pattern Wheels and Sentence Pattern Books
November, 7

Prescriptive, Descriptive, or Both?   

November, 14 Writing with Detail, Depth, and Dimension by using Prepositional phrases, adverbs and Appositives
(Location: Accokeek Hall, Room 109)
November, 21 Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
November, 28 

It’s Party Time!

Celebrate the end of another successful semester with games, prizes and Grammar Warrior Certificates! Test your wits with grammar games: Sentence Error Bingo and Grammar Jeopardy. 

Prizes and refreshments will be available for all participants.