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Language and Grammar Workshop: The Language of Academic English: Punctuation: Is It important?

In this workshop, we consider whether lecturers are unreasonably 'fussy' when they comment on inappropriate - or incomprehensible - punctuation.

We ask the provocative question: does the comma matter? We test the answer. Prepare to smile at the results.

This session explores and clarifies some basic conventions of punctuation in academic writing: full stops, commas, colons, semi-colons. And what do we do with the 'Oxford' comma?

To book a place on this workshop see the current School of Arts timetable or the MyBirkbeck academic development workshops.

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills