Writing Mechanics workshops
Revise and extend your grammar in our one-hour workshops to help you write effective academic texts
If you are interested in the common linguistic features of science writing or if certain key areas of grammar cause you difficulty, you may benefit from one or more of our one-hour Writing Mechanics workshops. Explanations and short preliminary exercises are available to students before the session. During the session, we briefly check understanding and correct the exercises, and then concentrate on how the area of grammar is used by discussing examples from academic and technical texts.
Open three terms a year to all postgraduate students and visiting academic staff, the following workshops are usually held every autumn, spring and summer term. The workshops are also open to undergraduates in the spring and summer terms. A description of each workshop can be found here.
We now also offer Writing Mechanics workshops at the Hammersmith Campus for students and academic staff who are based there.
Registration for autumn term Writing Mechanics workshops is now open.
2017-18 Writing Mechanics Workshops
Autumn term Writing Mechanics workshops
|Wed 25 Oct||14.00-15.00||a or the? Using articles|
|Wed 1 Nov||14.00-15.00||can or could? Using modal verbs|
|Wed 8 Nov||14.00-15.00||that or which? Using relative clauses|
|Wed 15 Nov||14.00-15.00||did or was done? Using the passive|
|Wed 22 Nov||14.00-15.00||comma or hyphen? Using punctuation|
|Wed 29 Nov||14.00-15.00||do, did or done? Using tenses|
|Wed 6 Dec||14.00-15.00||by or with? Using prepositions|
Registration is only open to postgraduates and academic staff in the autumn term.
A description of each workshop can be found here.
Spring term Writing Mechanics workshops
Spring term timetable TBC
Summer term Writing Mechanics workshops
Summer term timetable TBC