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This one-credit course provides individualized and small group instruction to improve sentence and paragraph writing skills for professional and academic purposes. The focus on sentence skill development is on the types of sentences most commonly utilized for communicating challenging material (complex, and compound-complex with unusual types of punctuation such as the em dash, semi-colons, colons, and parentheticals). The focus also extends to discussions on paragraphing (expository, argumentative, narrative, comparison, and causal), and how paragraphs can be shaped to fit specific disciplinary genres and conventions.

WRIT 405 (section 08139): Thursday 11am-12pm

Instructor: Melanie Thongs

Questions? Contact Melanie at



Graduate Writing Resources

These resources are meant to be guides and tools to aid in the writing process. For more assistance, please visit the Graduate Writing Center during our walk-in hours or schedule an one-on-one appointment.

For more help visit us at the Graduate Writing Center

CUE 402G

Walk-in Hours¬†(you don’t need an appointment)

  • Tuesday: 8am-10am, 12pm-3pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-10am, 12pm-2pm
  • Thursday: 12pm-2pm