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Online Interactive Editing Skills Workshops

Editing Skills Workshops will take place virtually during the Fall 2021 semester. Please call (850)474.2229 or email to arrange for a workshop. You may complete any skill or multiple skills during your virtual visit. Workshops typically last 30 minutes to an hour.

Request workshops for the following skills:


Semicolons and Colons

Sentence Errors: Fragments, Run-On Sentences, and Comma Splices

Subject-Verb Agreement

Pronoun Reference and Antecedent Agreement

Pronoun Case

Diction: Commonly Confused and Misused Words

Possessives and Apostrophes

Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

Verb Forms and Tenses

Faulty Comparisons


Adjectives and Adverbs


Italicization and Quotation Marks

Hyphens and Dashes

Self Study in the Diagnostics Canvas Shell

For students who cannot attend sychronous online Editing Skills Workshops during the Writing Lab's hours of operation, we offer self-study modules in the Writing Lab's Diagnostic course shell in Canvas. 

Here's how it works.

The self-study modules are located in the same Canvas course shell as the Writing Lab Diagnostic Test. There are fourteen modules -- one for each skill addressed in the Writing Lab's Skill-of-the-Week system. However, because the modules are available for self-study, you won't have to keep up with the Skill-of-the-Week tutoring schedule. Study the skills whenever you want, and complete as many or as few modules as you choose in a given study session. Each module includes an instructional PowerPoint presentation and a short quiz to confirm what you've learned.

The self-study modules offer grammar instruction in a convenient format. Just be aware that, while self-study fulfills some professors' requirements for grammar instruction, other professors want their students to complete the Skill-of-the-Week tutoring sessions face-to-face or in online interactive sessions and will not accept self-study for credit. Ask your professor if you aren't sure. Also note that the quizzes are set to allow for unlimited attempts unless your instructor has specifically requested a limit. Check with your professor for information regarding limits on the number of attempts allowed for each quiz.    

The self-study modules are automatically available to any student who has been enrolled in the Writing Lab's Diagnostic Test. Some professors also send us rosters for classes that are not assigned to take the Diagnostic, and we are happy to open the study modules to those students, as well. If your instructor has not asked that your class be added to the Canvas shell, contact the Writing Lab at 850.474.2229 or to get your name on the list.