ESL Study Groups
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- Albert Einstein
Fall Semester 2017
These Writers' Workshop Study Groups and Drop-in Sessions are designed for UMD students and scholars whose first language is not English. All workshops are free, and no registration is required. You are welcome to attend any or all sessions. We meet in KAML 213 on the second floor of the library behind the Writers’ Workshop.
Speaking & Pronunciation: Linking, reductions, intonation, pronunciation exercises, conversation starters, discussions
Tuesdays (ongoing), 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Academic Writing: Formal academic verbs, mid-position adverbs, reporting verbs, verb tenses in literature reviews, hedging, establishing and occupying a research niche
Thursdays, October 19, November 2 & 9, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Writing with Sources: Finding sources, reading strategies, note-taking, summarizing, paraphrasing, quotations, and citations
Thursdays, November 16 & 30, December 7, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. and repeated on Thursdays from 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. to accommodate different schedules.
12:00 to 12:50 p.m.
Thursdays,2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Using Articles Correctly
Verb Tenses I: General Review
Verb Tenses II: Choosing Verb Tenses in Literature Reviews
Formatting a Paper: Layout, Headers, Running Head Format
Structuring a Paper
Citations I: MLA, APA, Citation Makers
Citations II: In-text Citations, Quotation Marks
Commas, Commas, Commas
Conjunctions: Advanced Tips
Prepositions I: General Review, Hanging Prepositions
Prepositions II: Prepositional Verbs