Satellite Writing Lab at Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast Campus

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 4, Room 455

Make an appointment at https://uwfwritinglab-fwb.youcanbook.me

 

Paper Reading

FACE-TO-FACE, INTERACTIVE PAPER READINGS with YOU and the PAPER READER at a desk.

Brainstorming – Let’s outline some ideas.

Final Draft Paper Reading – Let’s examine the content, structure, and mechanics of your paper.

Grammar Check – Let’s check the grammar, spelling, word choice, and mechanics of your paper.

Paper Revision Paper Reading – Let’s revise and upgrade, maybe even rewrite, your paper.

Paper Tutoring – Let’s talk about and fix the errors that your professor marked on your paper.

 

OWL (ONLINE WRITING LAB) PAPER READING

Submit your paper to the OWL fora Grammar Check only.

 

Tutoring

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING SESSIONS ON THESE SKILLS

If your Writing Lab Diagnostic Test Report shows 2 or more items missed in the categories below, 

stop by and let the on-duty Student Grammarian help you review these skills. 

OR If your professor has identified recurring problems in your writing in any of the following categories, 

schedule a tutoring session with the Student Grammarian from the UWF Writing Lab.

 

1.  Adjective and Adverb Use – Using adjectives and adverbs such as bad and badly in the correct context

2.  Capitalization, Hyphenation, Italicization, and Quotation Technique – Capitalizing words correctly and using hyphens, italics, and quotation marks correctly

3.  Commas – Using commas for purpose and effect instead of pauses and guesses

4.  Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers – Locating word groups that are misplaced or that incorrectly modify a sentence instead of a specific word

5.  Diction – Distinguishing between commonly confused and misused words such as affect and effect

6.  Faulty Comparisons – Determining when to add an –er or more (friendlier or more friendly, for instance) to words to make comparisons

7.  Parallelism – Creating balance in a series of words or word groups

8.  Possessives – Distinguishing between plurals and possessives and between -‘s and -s’ endings

9.  Pronoun Case – Learning the difference between who and whom and the other pronouns such as I and me, all which are restricted to specific uses in a sentence

10. Pronoun Reference and Antecedent Agreement – Locating pronouns without a reference point and pronouns which do not match their antecedents – words to which they refer

11. Semicolons and Colons – Using semicolons instead of commas to separate sentences and using colons effectively

12. Sentence Errors – Recognizing and revising comma splices, run-on sentences, and fragments

13. Subject-Verb Agreement – Understanding how to use singular verb forms ending in –s and plural verb forms not ending in -s by learning which subjects are considered singular and which subjects are considered plural 

14. Verb Forms and Tenses – Using troublesome verbs such as seen, written, and done correctly, and using subjunctive mood and passive voice when necessary