On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order calling for Oregonians to stay home, closing specific retail businesses, and requiring social distancing in most cases, immediately and until further notice. Social gatherings with people from outside of your household are not allowed until further notice.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Good writers can write a grammatically correct sentence, but great writers craft their phrases with style and an authentic voice. Dr. Johanna Seasonwein, a professional editor and former university instructor, will share tips for writing interesting, engaging prose for an academic audience. We will talk about our reading audience and why it’s important to write with them in mind. We will discuss the twin demons of academic writing—the passive voice and jargon—and why they are to be avoided at (almost) all costs. And we will practice editing sample texts for as a way to refine our own writing skills. RSVP here