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Writing skills: Sentence structure and punctuation

Venue: Online

Even when we have relatively well-developed writing skills, there are still things we can do to improve the clarity and style of our writing. This workshop presents the fundamentals of sentence structure, including ways to improve sentences in terms of length, clarity, conciseness and variety. It will also cover correct punctuation usage, including how to use the most common punctuation marks correctly.

This online workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams.

All our workshops are repeated numerous times throughout the academic year. The resources and a recording of this workshop will be available in the Writing Resources section of the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module.

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the writing skills workshop series, which consists of:

1. Essay and assignment writing
2. Grammar: sentence structure and punctuation
3. Style: Academic writing conventions
4. Structure: Paragraphs and signposting language
5. Dissertations 1: the planning stage
6. Dissertations 2: the writing up stage
7. Drafting, editing and proofreading your assignments

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