21F.228 / 21F.227 Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS)

Spring 2007

Three sentences with grammatical corrections in red.
Three examples of correction symbols. In the first sentence, word order (WO) is wrong. The second sentence is an example of wrong punctuation (WP). Finally, the last sentence illustrates incorrect subject-verb (S-V) agreement. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW, based on content by Patricia Brennecke.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive lecture notes as well as student papers in readings.

Course Description

This workshop is designed to help you write clearly, accurately and effectively in both an academic and a professional environment. In class, we analyze various forms of writing and address problems common to advanced speakers of English. We will often read one another's work.
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Prof. Patricia Brennecke

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate