Veteran English professor Martha Carpentier leads one-on-one writing tutorials and grammar workshops at Seton Hall.
Do you need to communicate more effectively in writing?
Refresh your knowledge of grammar, expand your editing and revision skills, and gain more confidence in your ability to write persuasively and effectively with two courses offered by Continuing Education Professional Studies.
Writing Tutorial: meet for a one-on-one tutorial with Martha Carpentier, Seton Hall professor and 30-year English teaching veteran. She will help you assess your strengths and weaknesses as a writer, then introduce you to the practical strategies you need to edit and revise your writing successfully. Focusing in-depth on your writing and practicing the tools of sentence and paragraph development will help make your writing more effective. Writing tutorial sessions are available starting August 18. See our registration page for dates and further details.
Grammar Workshop: meet for two six-hour sessions in a group of 5-12 with Professor Carpentier for intensive grammar review (day one), peer critique and writing practice (day two). Working in a group setting allows us to see that most writing problems are not unique, and that good writing is not a matter of talent, but of practice and revision. Gaining confidence in your grammar usage and editing skills will help make your writing more effective. Grammar Workshops meet on November 18 and December 2. See our registration page for further details.
“Grammar should not be taught as a set of dry rules to be memorized. Grammar is a vital toolbox that can help writers at any level gain confidence and clarity in their written communication. I can open that toolbox for you.” --- Martha C. Carpentier, Ph.D.
Both course options require submission of 1-3 samples of your writing, preferably online. Bring laptops, tablets, or whatever device you use, to class or tutorial sessions for writing practice.