Online Interactive Editing Skills Workshops
Editing Skills Workshops take place virtually via Zoom. You may complete any skill or multiple skills during your virtual visit. Workshops typically last 30 minutes to an hour.
To schedule an appointment,
- Go to your student page in Navigate;
- Click on the blue "View Advising/Student Support or Tutoring Availability" button in the upper, right corner of the screen;
- Choose Writing Lab;
- Follow the prompts.
You may also call us at (850) 474-2129 or visit the Writing Lab in BLDG 51 at the UWF Main Campus.
To connect to your meeting,
- Look for an email from a Writing Lab associate. The email will contain a link to a Zoom meeting.
- Join the Zoom meeting at the appointed time. You will initially be admitted to a waiting room. A Writing Lab associate will move you to a dedicated breakout room within five minutes of your arrival.
Notes and policies:
- you must use a laptop or desktop computer -- no tablets or mobile devices;
- You must use your UWF student gmail account;
- It is your responsibility to secure a reliable Internet connection -- the Writing Lab is not responsible for students' Wi-Fi;
- A Writing Lab associate will connect with you in the Writing Lab's Zoom account -- associates will not answer connections from students;
- The associate will look for you in the waiting room five times during the first five minutes of your scheduled session. If the associate does not see you in the waiting room, you will be counted as a no-show.
Request workshops for the following skills:
Semicolons and Colons
Sentence Errors: Fragments, Run-On Sentences, and Comma Splices
Pronoun Reference and Antecedent Agreement
Diction: Commonly Confused and Misused Words
Possessives and Apostrophes
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Verb Forms and Tenses
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the list.