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Summer 2018 Hours

Heavilon 226

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

**The Writing Lab will be closed May 3-13.**

Purdue Writing Lab Satellite Locations and Hours

Summer 2018

No satellite locations open during Summer 2018.

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January 31, 2018

 
 

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The Weekly Writer is published each Wednesday while classes are in session. As always, please share this information with anyone who might be interested.


Grammar Touch-up: Reading Aloud to Catch Noun Plurality Issues

By Isha M., Tutor

Noun plurality errors can occur in any document and can occur within an isolated sentence or throughout a paper. Noun plurality issues arise when the number of persons/places/things being discussed does not match the given verb or the context of the sentence. Essentially, a noun plurality inconsistency means you are not discussing the appropriate number of persons/places/things. It is important to fix all noun plurality inconsistencies because they can confuse a reader and lead to an incorrect interpretation.

If I encounter a noun plurality inconsistency in your writing, I would first ask you to read that particular sentence aloud. For example, if you wrote the sentence "My primary addresses is 123 Main Street.", I would first ask you if you noticed an inconsistency in the sentence. If you did not notice the inconsistency, I would ask you leading questions such as- how many addresses do you state that you have? How many addresses are actually provided? It is usually after asking these leading questions that you realize your error, and then we would discuss ways to rectify the inconsistency.

Identifying noun plurality inconsistencies can take some practice, but with the help of a tutor you can begin to notice your own noun plurality inconsistencies and eventually stop making these errors. Noun plurality inconsistencies can occur within a sentence and can also occur within various areas of a paper, so it is important that you stick with a specified noun plurality for the entirety of your paper. If you ever encounter a noun plurality inconsistency that you are unsure how to fix, please do come see us at the Writing Lab and we can discuss your confusion and ways to fix the error.

Writing Lab News & Events


Workshop: One- to Two-Page Résumés
Today, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Whether you're going onto the job market or applying for graduate school, bring a draft of your résumé or come ready with a laptop to make one. More Information »

Workshop: Cover Letters
February 14, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Employers are tough to impress. You know you're qualified for a job, but it can be tricky to convey your merits in a short cover letter. Sign up online »

Staff Spotlight


By Devyn M., Tutor

Hello, my name is Devyn. This is my first semester tutoring in the writing lab, and I'm really excited to be here. I am currently a junior who studies English, professional writing, and chemistry. I know it sounds odd, but I think I want to write for a medical company after school. I became interested in this position because of my love for editing papers. All through high school and my first few years of college, I would edit papers from family members and friends. Eventually I thought, "Why not get paid to do what I'm already doing?" Improving writing is important to me because I used to struggle to write clearly. I despised all the seemingly arbitrary rules about punctuation and citation. However, I now realize how important these factors are to communicate clearly. After all, that is what writing is all about: learning how to interface with someone through paper.

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Books and Coffee Week 1: The Underground Railroad
February 1, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
STEW 302/306

Jennifer Freeman Marshall, Assistant Professor of English & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts, will be speaking on Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad. More Information »


LGBTQ Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Series, Part 2: Identifying Barriers to LGBTQIA+ Student Retention & Success
February 21, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WALC B091

This lunch and learn is the second in a three part series that invites the Purdue community to engage in a campus-wide discussion about LGBTQIA+ student retention and academic success. This lunch and learn will provide attendees an opportunity to explore and understand barriers that impede LGBTQIA+ student retention and success at Purdue. You do not need to attend Part 1 of the lunch and learn series to attend this lunch and learn.

Free and open to all!
Lunch will be provided.

More information »


LGBTQ Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Series, Part 3: Implementing Strategies for Improving LGBTQIA+ Student Success At Purdue
March 28, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WALC 3132

This lunch and learn is the third in a three part series that invites the Purdue community to engage in a campus-wide discussion about LGBTQIA+ student retention and academic success. This discussion-based lunch and learn will provide attendees with opportunity to learn about best practices for supporting LGBTQIA+ students and strategies to improve academic success for LGBTQIA+ Purdue students. You do not need to attend previous lunch and learns in this series to attend this lunch and learn.

Free and open to all!
Lunch will be provided.

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Hours of Operation

Spring 2018

Jan 8 – Apr 27

Main Location

Heavilon Hall, Room 226

Mon – Thurs
9 AM – 6 PM

Fridays
9 AM – 1 PM

Evening Satellites

HSSE Library
Mondays
6 PM – 9 PM

AAARCC
Tuesdays
6 PM – 9 PM

ME Building
Wednesdays
6 PM – 9 PM

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-Adrianna R., Tutor

 

Book of the Week

Doing Grammar by Max Morenberg

Recommended by Liz W., Tutor: "This is a great resource for tutors and clients alike because it makes 'grammar' seem manageable"

You can find this book in the Writing Lab's library. Just ask the front desk.

 
 
 

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