Little Things that Cause Big Problems: Articles and Capitalization

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Little Things that Cause Big Problems: Articles and Capitalization
Articles—“a” and “the”—are small words that play large roles in language. Do you say, “the society” or “society?” “Congress” or “the Congress?” And what about capitalization? “President” or “president,” and “Master’s degree” or “master’s degree?” Does any of it really matter? This workshop will explore these and other related questions, and is especially recommended for students whose first language is not English.

If there is no RSVP option below, this workshop is full. Please check for availability in our other occurrence of this workshop:

Wednesday, Oct. 14 | 6-7:30 p.m.


This workshop is part of a larger workshop series:

Polishing Your Professional Prose:
Tools for Effective Professional and Academic Writing

Employers are looking for graduates who write effectively, be it emails, office memos, reports, or social media postings. This four-workshop series reviews major areas of effective writing; take all four to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Written Communication.

This series is useful for both native and non-native English speakers


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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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