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: Michael Weiss

Course Outline (PDF)

Dates and times

  • Term 2 Workshop: Mondays, 29 April to 20 May 2024, from 3.00 pm to 3:50 pm (Live stream and in person). Zoom link will be sent to all enrolled students.: passed

The next set of dates for this learning event has not yet been scheduled.

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, or just find out more, email academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz.