[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Another ESL Writing Workshop

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Wed May 8 09:28:32 MDT 2013

This looks like a great workshop.

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Subject: 	Another ESL Writing Workshop
Date: 	Wed, 08 May 2013 09:15:03 -0600
From: 	Jielun Sun <jsun at ucar.edu>
To: 	ESL-UCAR at mailman.ucar.edu, AsianCircle_Events at ucar.edu, Paula 
Fisher <paulad at ucar.edu>

Please save the morning of May 20th for this workshop.

UCAR ESL Writing Workshop


Lessons in

Clear and Effective Writing

/Mastering Compounds, Hyphens, and Dashes/

/Creating Coherent and Powerful Paragraphs/


Alice Levine

Alice Levine Editorial Services


9:00 am-12:00 noon

Monday, 20 May 2013

FL2, Room 1003

Is it /bandwidth/ or /band width/? Should we hyphenate /beamwidth and 
low frequency/? Our first goal in this session will be to 
identifyclosed, open, and hyphenated compounds and learn how to handle 
compound nouns, compound adjectives, compound adverbs, prefixes, and 
suffixes. We'll explore the use of hyphens, en-dashes, and em-dashes to 
clarify meaning.


/Our second goal is to examine how we construct paragraphs. Many of us 
begin a new paragraph simply by pressing the indent key, but that the 
approach is unlikely to result in an effective and coherent unit of 
thought. Paragraphs are like paper chains; each link holds one idea to 
the next one. Without a sturdy chain, a paragraph falls apart. We will 
analyze weak paragraphs and learn how to transform them into successful 
transmitters of our message. /


If you would to submit questions and text samples on these two topics, 
please send them to Alice Levine (alevineed at aol.com) by May 14, so she 
can address them in the session.


/To be sure that there are enough handouts for all participants, please 
email Jielun Sun (//jsun at ucar.edu//) if you plan to participate in this 

Jielun Sun
Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Division
NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, Colorado 80307-3000, USA
jsun at ucar.edu

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