The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Back to Basics: Punctuation

Review the basics of punctuation and ask all those questions you've always wanted to ask!


Using specific situations in which we use punctuation, this workshop looks at both "rules" and permissible "variations" on those rules for each example context. This systematic approach makes it easy to retain and apply what you'll learn in the workshop; participants often report that they leave this workshop and start using correct punctuation almost immediately. There will also be time at the end of the workshop for participants to ask their own questions about punctuation use and to work through them together.

Intended Audience

Anyone who wants a comprehensive review of the basic rules of punctuation, and especially anyone who has ever wondered, “Why is there so much confusion about what’s right or wrong in punctuation?”


2 hours

Schedule for Summer 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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