PVCC offers free Grammar Workshops
Posted September 20, 2010on:
Every semester, the Writing Center and English faculty at Paradise Valley Community College offer students a week of free Grammar Workshops. Instructors give students incentives to attend by offering extra credit points, so students usually fill every chair in KSC208.
PVCC makes it easy for all students to attend by offering daytime and evening workshops. Daytime workshops run from 1:30-2:20 p.m. daily from Monday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 24 and evening workshops fill the same daily schedule with hours from 7-7:30 p.m.
Students sign in and receive a copy of the Power Point with place for notes and a Comma Handout with exercises to test their skills as the instructor covers each section. At the end of the workshop, students receive orange tickets to give to their instructors as proof of their attendance at the workshop.
The scheduled workshops cover comma rules; capitalization and passive voice; comma splices, fragments and run-ons; apostrophes, semicolons and colons; and pronoun and verb agreement. The English faculty teaching these workshops include Stephanie Polliard, Marianne Botos, Judy Galbraith, Stacey Rannik and Janie Gustafson.
Photos by Janice Semmel