Issue For July 15, 2004
During the summer session at Purdue (May to August), we'll be sending out the OWL News every two weeks.
Writing Question of the Week
In the following sentence, what is the correct placement of theapostrophe in "masters," if at all:
We place a high priority on attracting the very best masterís/mastersí/masters-level teacher candidates.
Thanks for your help!
Sorry for the delay in responding, but we finally got the question! Your first instinct is correct: master's-level teacher candidates. Even though candidates is plural, the degree signifies that you are a master of something, hence, the master's degree and master's-level candidate.--GT
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Last Week's Question: How can I get the materials and resources on Sentence Clarity and Combining that the OWL Lab workshop will be using on July 27? I will be greatly obliged to get any and all resources on that topic. Thanks in advance.
The materials and resources for our workshops are generally available online as PowerPoints, Hypertext Workshops, and Handouts. The OWL believes in making this information public, especially because our actual in-lab workshops are open only to Purdue students.
Specifically for the workshop you're asking about (Sentence Clarity and
Combining), we suggest you check out the following links:
What's Happening on OWL
- OWL Eye on...What Are Your OWL Dreams? This summer marks the beginning of work to transform Purdue's OWL from a massive collection of HTML pages into a streamlined database that will deliver content dynamically to the Web. As we make plans for this transition, we'd like to hear from you as to what you'd like to see on Purdue OWL in the future. Please email Karl Stolley, OWL Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org with your wildest dreams and suggestions.
What's Happening in the Writing Lab
- OWL Eye on...Summer Schedule
The Writing Lab will continue to offer services for students and
teachers in Summer Session courses. One-on-one tutorials, in-lab and
in-class workshops, lab tours, conversation groups, and Writing Lab
resources will all be available every weekday from June 14 through
August 6, except for July 5.
- Summer Session 2004 Writing Lab Hours:
- Tutoring Hours: M-Th 9-4; F 9-1
- ESL Conversation Groups: M & Tu 3-4; W & Th 11-12.
OWL Eye on....Summer Session In-Lab Workshops
- Tues. July 20: Writing for an American Academic Audience
- Tues. July 27: Sentence Clarity & Combining
- Tues. August 3: MLA
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