Satellite Writing Lab at Emerald Coast
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Building 4, Room 455
Make an appointment by going to My UWF, selecting Navigate, clicking on the blue Advising and Tutoring Availablility button, and choosing Writing Lab Emerald Coast.
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 for a Grammar Check only.
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