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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

DayTimeCourse title
 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.

REGISTER HERE for autumn term South Kensington campus Writing Mechanics workshops.

Spring term Writing Mechanics workshops

Spring term timetable TBC

Summer term Writing Mechanics workshops

Summer term timetable TBC