LSSV Strengthening Sentences - Academic Skills Centre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Making Sentences Work

This course helps students to identify and correct common sentence punctuation errors.

Session 1 covers the basic elements of sentence structure and how to recognise grammatically complete sentences. The remaining sessions provide strategies for identifying and correcting common errors including sentence fragments (incomplete sentences), comma splices and run-on sentences.

Students will develop their skills through practical in-class exercises.

  • Session 1  Writing complete sentences
  • Session 2  Common error: sentence fragments
  • Session 3  Common error: comma splices
  • Session 4  Common error: run-on sentences

Tutor: Jacqueline Tither

Course Outline (PDF)

Dates and times

  • Tuesday, 27 July to Wednesday, 17 August 2021 from 2.00 pm to 2:50 pm : passed

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    University of Canterbury,
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    Christchurch 8140
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