Past, Present, Future: Using the Right Tense at the Right Time

Langsdale Library: Turner Learning Commons, third floor

Writers are often confused when they write about past events or research. Do you say, “Researchers argued” or “researchers argue?” Some disciplines prefer the use of one tense for expressing general ideas and another tense for events in the past, while other disciplines use a single tense for all ideas. This workshop will explore these conventions with plenty of opportunities and exercises for practice.

If there is not an RSVP option below, this workshop is full. Please check for availability at our other occurrence of this workshop:

Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 12:30-2 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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