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Tutoring and Writing Centers: Grammar Clinic

Hour: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Date: Every Wednesday
Individual grammar tutoring is also available by appointment at the Writing Center.  


Grammar Clinic is offered online through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. (Click on the link to access the Clinic). The class will be live but will be recorded for later viewing.

The Grammar Clinic offers a non-judgmental arena for learning with no tests, homework, or grades. It also creates a community of learners who come from across the college community – students at all levels, both credit, and continuing education/workforce development; staff, faculty, and administration. The workshops range from the elements of grammar, to the tools of grammar analysis, and rhetorical grammar.

Grammar Clinic Subjects:
Recordings are now available! Click on the Grammar Clinic subjects below to access the videos of the recorded sessions. (To access the current live session, click on the blue button above.)

January 27

A Clinic to Fine Tune Your Grammar Muscles - Intro to a New Way of Thinking About Language 

February 3 How Did Our Language Begin? Where Is It Going?
February 10 Building Blocks of Language: Form Class Words – Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs
February 17 The Sentence’s Glue – Structure Class Words- Determiners, Auxilliaries, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Qualifiers
February 24 Focus on Verbs – Action and State of Being
March 3 The Phrasal Structure of the Sentence - Playing with Virtual Paper Plates
March 10

Subject Verb Agreement – If Both Subject and Verb end in “s,” One Is Wrong!

March 17 Spring Break (College Closed)
March 24 From Part to Whole but Not Too Much – Surefire Methods for Finding and Correcting Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences
March 31 Types of Sentences, From Simple to Compound Complex – Analyze Sample Sentences and Then Create Your Own!
April 7 Writing with Detail, Depth, and Dimension by using Prepositional Phrases, Adverbs and  Appositives – See How the Masters Do It, And Then, Try It Yourself!
April 14 The Tides of Grammar – How Our Need to Communicate Pulls Us to Create Language Patterns
April 21

It’s Party Time! Test Your Wits with Grammar Games: Sentence Error Bingo, Grammar Jeopardy, Kahoot, and more! 

Celebrate the end of another successful semester and receive a Grammar Warrior Certificate.