Dr. Antonia Johnson from Clear Talk Mastery will present a 1.5-hour workshop on "How to Improve Professional Writing Skills: The Nine Most Important Grammar and Editing Tips" on Friday, March 11, 2011, 11:30am-1:00pm, at FL2-1001.
Of all the hundreds of things to do to improve writing, which are the most important for a person with English as a second language? The workshop will tell the answer. Dr. Antonia Johnson will describe the six naked grammar rules. Violate any one of these rules, and the mistake leaps out at the reader or listener just as if you were to walk out of your home naked. Dr. Johnson will identify the best editing tips for ESL and all writers. Lastly, she will reveal the simple secrets for optimal proofreading: what you should look for and how to find mistakes. This view of critical grammar rules and editing tips comes from expert opinion; Dr. Johnson’s experience and interviews with 500 technical or scientific ESL individuals from 57 countries and 58 first languages (and their bosses and colleagues); and recent interviews with NCAR/UCAR scientists.
Please register for the seminar through Connect (https://www.fin.ucar.edu/hrisConnect/employee). Log in using your UCAS (time card log in/password), click Training & Educ tab on top of page, Staff Development Catalog on right, and select course type of xxx for display. Find the class, click details and enroll. For staffers/visitors who do not have Connect access, please register by contacting Betty Singleton (firstname.lastname@example.org,x2005). For more detailed information on each class, please visit https://wiki.ucar.edu/display/commsci/ESL+Calendar+of+Events.