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: Elizabeth Lochhead

Course Outline (PDF)

Dates and times

  • Tuesdays, 30 April to 21 May, from 2.00 pm to 2.50 pm.: passed
  • Mondays, 22 July to 12 August, from 2.00 pm to 2.50 pm.: enrolment and venue>>

Even if this workshop is fully booked, it is likely there will be space on the day, so feel free to turn up. If you would like to be notified when this workshop is next scheduled, request it at a different time or day, or just find out more, email Elizabeth.

  • Academic Skills Centre
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140
    +64 3 369 3900
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  • Our location
    Level 3,
    Central Library (Puaka-James Hight)